- Category: Harassment Policies
- School: State University Of New York – University at Buffalo
- Statement Rating: Green
- Last updated: September 13, 2019
Conduct that is unwelcome, severe, pervasive, or persistent enough to interfere with an individual’s employment, education, or other access to university programs and activities, and that is targeted toward an individual or group based on a protected factor, including race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, and criminal conviction status; harassment is a form of discrimination.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive university environment.