Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Violence

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The University prohibits harassment against anyone, including any employee or student, based on the individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran or marital status, or sexual orientation, or based on those aspects in an individual’s relatives, friends or associates. Harassment means threats, intimidation or hostile acts. Harassment also includes threats of violence against any individual or property of any individual. It is not the intent of this policy to inhibit the peaceful, free expression of ideas, which is an essential mission of the University. -Harassing an employee or student will lead to disciplinary action.  In the case of employees, such discipline may include termination.  In the case of students, such discipline may include expulsion.

The University prohibits any person, including employees, invitees, and students, from making unwelcome sexual advances, or requests for sexual favors, or any other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of: (1) unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment; …

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