Student Handbook: General College Policies and Procedures- Harassment

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Harassment based on any protected classification, including race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, results in loss of self-esteem for the victim and in the deterioration of the quality of the classroom, social, or workplace environment. Harassment includes conduct specifically directed at an individual or a small group of individuals and expresses hatred or contempt on the basis of stereotyped group characteristics or because of a person’s identification with a particular group. Harassment also includes any action or speech directed toward members of the protected classes that reasonably can be determined to be threatening in content or is spoken in a manner that suggests violence toward such persons is imminent. Harassment is deemed to have occurred when harassing conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that it interferes with or limits a student’s or employee’s ability to participate in or gain the privileges of programs and services of the College.

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