Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Compliance Procedures

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Acts considered to constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … the purpose or the effect of such conduct is to substantially interfere with the affected individual’s work performance or academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.

Contributing to the creation of a hostile environment for any University student or employee based upon his/her sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, veteran status or other protected status, is prohibited. No person shall contribute to a hostile or abusive environment at Governors State University by engaging in harassing conduct (e.g., physical, verbal, graphic or written) that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to clearly interfere with or limit the ability of: (1) a student to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by the University; (2) an employee to engage in his/her work duties, or (3) a member of the University Community to receive or provide services. Whether conduct constitutes a hostile environment must be determined from the totality of the circumstances.

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