Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Mississippi State University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: June 18, 2014

Relevant excerpt

[I]n circumstances in which allegations of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment) are made against a student, the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (OP 91.118) applies and shall take precedent over this policy.

As used in this Policy, the following terms have the following meanings:

Harassment: Conduct (physical, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other status protected by state or federal law; (3) directed at an individual or group in one of the protected classes outlined in this policy; and (4) so severe or pervasive, and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with the victim’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, opportunity, or resource, unreasonably interferes with the victim’s work or living environment, or deprives the victim of some other protected right.


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