Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Portland State University Statement Rating: Red Last updated: October 1, 2018

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Discriminatory Harassment: Discriminatory Harassment means verbal comments, graphic or written statements, or physical conduct by a student, faculty, staff, or other PSU community member based on a Protected Class or Protected Classes that is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it interferes with or limits a student, faculty, staff, volunteer or PSU community member’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational and/or employment opportunities, programs or activities. Discriminatory Harassment includes Sexual Harassment.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual Harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal comments, graphic or written statements, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct interferes with an individual’s work or educational experience and creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Examples of inappropriate behavior include: sexual or derogatory comments; grabbing or touching parts of the body; and sending letters, notes, cartoons, emails, text or audio messages of a sexually suggestive nature

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