M-Book: Standard of Conduct

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Missouri – Columbia Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 14, 2017

Relevant excerpt

Conduct for which students are subject to sanctions falls into the following categories: …

Harassment in violation of the University’s anti-discrimination policies, is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class as defined in the University’s anti-discrimination policies, that creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits or opportunities.

Sexual harassment is defined as: … Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person to another person, when: a) Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or b) Such conduct creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits or opportunities.

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