FGCU-PR1.003: Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Regulation

Category: Harassment Policies School: Florida Gulf Coast University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: October 18, 2017

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For the purposes of this Regulation, harassment, a form of discrimination, is defined as unwelcome conduct, including electronic and written communication, that is based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression and/or veteran status. Additionally, harassment is further defined as behavior so severe, pervasive or persistent that it limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from, an educational program, undermines the responsibilities of the employee, and/or creates a hostile working or learning environment.

Hostile environment, based on a protected class, exists when harassment is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs, services or activities; or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature including unwelcome sexual attention, including requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature from any person that is so severe, pervasive or persistent that it limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from, an educational program, undermines the responsibilities of the employee, and/or creates a hostile working or learning environment. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment.

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