Policy 110: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

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3.6 Harassment

3.6.1 Verbal, physical, electronic, or other conduct based upon an individual’s protected status (as defined in this policy) that creates a hostile environment or involves a quid pro quo exchange. Harassment occurs when this type of conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual’s:

1. Educational environment (e.g., admission, academic standing, grades, assignment, etc.);

2. Work environment (e.g., hiring, advancement, assignment, etc.);

3. Participation in a University program or activity (e.g., campus housing, extra-curricular activities, etc.); or

4. Receipt of legitimately requested services (e.g., disability or religious accommodations, etc.)

3.6.2 Hostile Environment Harassment – Unwelcome conduct based on protected status that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education, employment, or participation in a university program or activity, thereby creating an environment that a reasonable person in similar circumstances and with similar identities would find hostile, intimidating, or abusive. An isolated incident, unless sufficiently severe, does not constitute hostile environment harassment.

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