Anti-discrimination Policies and Procedures

Category: Harassment Policies School: Colorado College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: April 11, 2018

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Discrimination includes harassment, which includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors that are directed against a particular person or persons because of [race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, religion, veteran status, age or any other status protected under local, state or federal law.] This includes creating a “hostile environment” where the conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the person’s employment or educational experience at the College.

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Harassment based on a person’s (or group’s) race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, religion, veteran status, age or other protected status is a form of discrimination.  Harassment includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors that are directed against a particular person or group.  In some cases, the conduct may be such that it is clear that it is directed against a particular person or persons, even though the person(s) may not be explicitly identified.  Harassment includes conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s academic or work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment (otherwise known as hostile environment harassment).  Harassment has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s academic or work performance if, for example, it is sufficiently serious, pervasive or persistent as to create a hostile environment under both an objective (i.e., a reasonable person’s view) and subjective (i.e., the subject of an alleged violation’s view) standard.  The College will consider the effects of off-campus conduct when evaluating whether there is a hostile environment on campus.  To be the subject of an alleged violation, one need not be the direct recipient of the conduct; anyone affected or offended by the conduct may be a subject.

Harassment may include but not be limited to:  unwelcome texts, phone calls, internet-based communications, or other electronic communications that are based on a person’s (or group’s) race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, religion, veteran status, age or other protected status.

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