definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

The University defines harassment as conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that
it so undermines and detracts from a student’s educational experience or creates a hostile environment
and essentially denies a student equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities. Conduct
over social media that rises to this level is prohibited. Harassment, as defined above, is not protected by
the First Amendment.

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

For the purposes of this regulation, harassment, a form of
discrimination, is unwelcome conduct that is based upon race, color, religion, age,
disability (or handicap), sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation and/or
veteran status.

Definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment is defined as verbal, written or physical conduct
directed at a person or a group based on color, race, national
origin, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation where the
offensive behavior is intimidating, hostile or demeaning, or
which could or does result in mental, emotional or physical
discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule or harm.

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual Harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or academic environment.

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment is unprofessional conduct that could reasonably be understood as (1) having the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, (2) having the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or access to educational activities and programs, (3) otherwise adversely affecting an individual’s employment opportunities or access to educational activities and programs.

Definition of Harassment

By August 28, 2013

For general policy purposes, sexual harassment may be described as sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors, and other physical conduct and expressive behavior
of a sexual nature where

Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic
or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
employment or educational environment.

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has defined sexual harassment in its regulations. That definition is similarly applicable to all other forms of harassment based on protected characteristics of sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age and ethnic background. Sexual harassment is defined as:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive environment.

Definition of Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment is defined as any conduct directed toward an individual or group based on [race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation,
disability, marital or veteran status] that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter
an individual’s employment conditions, educational environment, living environment or
participation in a University activity, and that creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile
environment for employment, education, or participation in a University activity.

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

Definition: Spoken, written or symbolic harassment occurs when people insult,
stigmatize or denigrate individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical ability.

Definition of Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Westmont is committed to providing a learning and work environment free of unlawful harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the college prohibits and will not tolerate unlawful harassment because of sex, which includes sexual harassment (please see “sexual harassment” definition at the end of this section), gender harassment, and harassment due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Neither will Westmont tolerate harassment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. All such harassment is unlawful.

Prohibited unlawful harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following behavior:

• Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs, or unwanted sexual advances, invitations, or comments;
• Visual conduct such as derogatory and/or sexually-oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings, or gestures;
• Physical conduct such as sexually-oriented gestures, assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement, or interfering with work because of sex, race, or any other protected basis;
• Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests as a condition of continued employment or academic advancement, or to avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors;
• Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment.
It is Westmont’s policy to prohibit unlawful harassment within the campus community of faculty, staff, students, and guests by any person and in any form, and to apply the procedures outlined below in responding to any complaints of harassment. (The procedures outlined here shall preempt any other procedures set forth in various handbooks that may be deemed inconsistent with these.)

definition of harassment

By August 28, 2013

Definition: Bias-related violence, intimidation and harassment is defined as verbal, written or physical conduct which is based on race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, physical appearance, disability or sexual orientation. In addition, such conduct inevitably has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic, cocurricular, social or work-related participation in the college community. Bias-related violence, intimidation and harassment exists, for example, when:

1. behavior is intended to intimidate, insult or stigmatize an individual or group.
2. use is made of provocative words or nonverbal symbols which, by virtue of their form, are commonly understood to convey direct and visceral hatred or contempt for human beings.
3. an act of violence is committed in connection with a bias.

Nothing in this definition should be construed as an abrogation of freedom of expression as established in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Document. However, protected freedom of expression ends when prohibited bias-related violence, intimidation or harassment begins