Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for Students

New York University

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Prohibited harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on actual or perceived race, sex (including unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature), gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ethnicity, shared ancestry or ethnic characteristic, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship status, or genetic information that, from the viewpoint of a reasonable person under all the relevant circumstances, would create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or residential environment or otherwise adversely affect the individual’s academic opportunities or participation in an NYU program, activity, or benefit. Prohibited harassment also includes any conduct that constitutes illegal discrimination under the law of the jurisdiction in which the conduct occurs.

Examples of actions that can constitute prohibited discrimination or harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Repeated verbal abuse or use of racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Arabic, or anti-Semitic slurs or hostile behavior, which could include insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group regardless of whether the person is actually a member of the group; ...
  • Inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets, or demands based on one or more protected or perceived protected characteristics; ...
  • Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials related to one or more protected or perceived protected characteristics.