Discriminatory Harassment and Complaint Process

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“Harassment” is unwelcome verbal, non-verbal, physical or visual conduct based on any legally protected characteristic, outlined below in Section 3, that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive, living, academic or work environment. 


“Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, physical or visual conduct by a person of either the same or opposite sex where: … the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive, living, academic, or work environment.

“Hostile Environment” is defined as any situation in which there is harassing conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it limits, interferes with or denies educational or employment benefits or opportunities from both a subjective (the complainant) and objective (reasonable person’s) viewpoint.

 

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