Columbia University Gender-Based Misconduct Policies for Students

Category: Harassment Policies School: Barnard College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 26, 2017

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Gender-based harassment can occur if students are harassed either for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical characteristic of their gender or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity, and that harassing conduct unreasonably interferes with another student’s education or participation in educational programs or activities, or creates an intimidating, hostile, demeaning, or offensive academic, campus, and/or living environment. …

The following describes some conduct that may be gender-based harassment: • Acts of aggression, intimidation, stalking, or hostility based on gender or gender stereotyping; or • Threats or non-consensual disclosure of a person’s gender identity or that a person is transgender or non-binary (i.e. “outing”)

The following describes some of the acts that may be sexual harassment:

Displaying pictures, posters, calendars, graffiti, objects, promotional material, reading materials, or other materials that are sexually demeaning or pornographic in nature.


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