Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Western Illinois University

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With the exception of Title IX Sexual Harassment as defined below in Section 17.c., harassment under this section of the policy includes all forms of sexual, racial and other harassment on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law (as listed in the categories noted in this policy, except for Title IX Sexual Harassment as defined below in Section 17.c. Harassment under this section is defined as conduct based on a specific protected category that satisfies one or more of the following: ...

2) Hostile Environment
a. unwelcome conduct,
b. taken against a person on the basis of a protected category, and
c. determined to be so severe, OR
d. pervasive, OR
e. persistent,
f. that it effectively interferes with or denies an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from WIU’s education program or activity