Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Other Actions Prohibited By This Policy

Western Illinois University

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● Hate speech as defined as: public speech, written language, or graphic material that encourages or incites violence or physical threats of harm against someone based on their status in a protected class such as race, religion, disability, veteran status, age, or gender. This language :
● has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment;
● has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work, study, or participation in University activities; or
● otherwise adversely affects an individual's opportunities. Behaviors in this category include:
● epithets; slurs; negative stereotyping; or threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that relate to sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, and veteran status.

● Bullying, defined as:
o Repeated and/or severe
o Aggressive behavior
o Likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person, physically and/or mentally