Columbia University Gender-Based Misconduct Policies for Students

Category: Harassment Policies School: Barnard College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: November 29, 2016

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Acts of aggression, intimidation, stalking, or hostility based on gender or gender-stereotyping constitutes gender-based harassment. Gender-based harassment can occur if students are harassed either for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical characteristic of their sex, or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. To constitute harassment, the conduct must unreasonably interfere with an individual’s education or educational activities or create an intimidating, hostile, demeaning, or offensive academic or living environment.

Here are some additional examples of conduct that could constitute gender-based misconduct under the definitions discussed: … Belittling remarks about a person’s gender or sexual orientation based on gender-stereotyping.

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