Definition of Harassment That is Not of a Sexual Nature. Harassment is:
- Unwelcome abusive or hostile behavior;
- That is discriminatory on the basis of a legally protected class; and
- Is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational environment or effectively denies an individual’s equal access to participate in or benefit from the University’s resources programs, services or educational programs or activities.
The unwelcome conduct will be viewed on the basis of a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities as the Complainant, but not simply the particular sensitivity or reaction of the Complainant.