“Harassment (Hostile Environment)” means unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct based on a protected characteristic when such conduct is:
1. sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter an individual's working or academic conditions;
2. creates a hostile or abusive working, living or academic environment; or
3. is sufficiently severe or pervasive to limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity.
Factors which may be considered include the frequency and severity of the unwelcome conduct; whether it is physically threatening or humiliating; and whether it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance.