A. Definition of Harassment
Harassment is abusive or hostile conduct that is directed toward or inflicted upon another person because of their race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status and which, because of its severity and/or pervasiveness, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance. Harassment is typically based on stereotyped prejudices and includes, but is not limited to, the following examples, where they are generally part of a pattern of conduct meeting the standard set forth above; slurs, jokes, objectionable epithets, or other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct that demeans, insults, or intimidates an individual because of their race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Conduct must be deemed severe and/or pervasive from both a subjecting and an objective perspective.