The university strives to provide employees and students with a working and educational environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, including unlawful harassment. Federal law prohibits harassment when it is based on the victim’s membership in the Legally Protected Categories identified above and the harassment becomes so severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile environment for work or for participation in other programs and activities of the university. Unlawful harassment that creates a hostile environment is prohibited at the university.
In addition to this prohibition against unlawful harassment, the Church Educational System Honor Code requires students, employees, and others subject to its provisions to “maintain the highest standards of . . . consideration of others in personal behavior” and to “[r]espect others.”