University of Maryland Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures

Relevant excerpt

“Harassment” is unwelcome conduct based on a person’s protected status, that is so severe or pervasive as to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment that unreasonably interferes with work or academic performance or negatively affects an individual’s employment or academic opportunities. Harassment is conduct that negatively affects the particular individual and also would negatively affect a reasonable person under the same circumstances

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