Prohibited harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on actual or perceived race, sex, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship status, or genetic information that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or residential environment or otherwise adversely affects academic opportunities or participation in an NYU program, activity, or benefit. Prohibited harassment also includes any conduct that constitutes illegal discrimination under the law of the jurisdiction in which the conduct occurs.
Examples of actions that constitute prohibited harassment when based on a protected characteristic may include, but are not limited to:
• Verbal abuse or hostile behavior, which could include insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group;
• Inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets, or demands;
• Physical assault or stalking; or
• Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials.