discussion

By August 28, 2013

Not every act that might be offensive to an individual or a group necessarily will be considered as harassment and/or a violation of the College’s standards of conduct. Whether an environment is “hostile” or “abusive” can be determined only by looking at all circumstances. These may include the frequency of the discriminatory conduct; its severity; whether it is physically threatening or humiliating, or a mere offensive utterance; and whether it unreasonably interferes with an employee’s or student’s performance.