Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy

Relevant excerpt

1. Harassment
Discriminatory Harassment is harassment based on a person’s protected class under this policy is a form of discrimination. Unlawful harassment is verbal, physical, or written conduct that shows hostility toward an individual based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics and is severe, persistent, or pervasive such that it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment; has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational performance; adversely affects a student’s educational opportunities or environment to the point of interfering into the student’s ability to realize the intended benefits of the University’s resources and opportunities.

a. Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful harassment include, but are not limited to:
1. Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based on protected status, such as sex or race.
2. Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, cartoons, screen savers, e-mails, internet, or other multi-media materials in any format that reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person in a protected category.
3. Derogatory remarks about a person’s sex, national origin, race, or other ethnic characteristic.
4. Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s protected status.
5. Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the workplace directed toward another employee, student, customer, contractor, or visitor.
6. Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason.
7. Other threats, discrimination, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence based on a protected category, class, or characteristic.

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