Student Handbook: The Code of Responsibility- Harassment

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Harassment is unwanted behavior that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s or a group of persons’ educational, work, social or living activities. Harassment can take many forms. Types of harassment include:

  • Peer harassment involves persistent, intentional degradation, intimidation, or abuse of another person.
  • Quid pro quo harassment involves abuse of one’s power, authority, or position such that,
    • a. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s education or employment; or
    • b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual’s welfare.
  • Hostile environment harassment involves conduct that substantially interferes with an individual’s educational, work, social, or living environment.
  • Discriminatory harassment involves conduct of an offensive, demeaning, intimidating or hostile nature based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, orientation, age or disability.

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