Massachusetts State Universities Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan

Relevant excerpt

Discriminatory harassment. A form of discrimination including verbal and/or physical conduct based on legally protected characteristics and/or membership in a protected class that:
1. has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively intimidating or hostile work or educational environment;
2. has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational opportunities; or
3. otherwise unreasonably adversely affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities.

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