Harassment is unwelcome verbal, written, electronic, or physical conduct when that conduct is:
(1) based on a Protected Category as defined in this document; and
(2) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, demeaning, or offensive working, academic or social environment. The effect will be evaluated based on the perspective of a reasonable person in the position of the Complainant.
Examples of behavior that may create a hostile environment and will be considered as evidence of Discrimination or Harassment include, but are not limited to:
Unwanted or inappropriate innuendo, or suggestive comments, humor and jokes, racial slurs or derogatory language directed at another person’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran, socioeconomic status and/or any characteristic prohibited by law (i.e., creed, marital status, citizenship status); insults and threats based on a Protected Category and other verbal, written or electronic communications of a discriminatory nature that an individual communicates is unwanted and unwelcome …