Policy on Preventing and Responding to Discrimination Against Students

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Richmond Statement Rating: Red Last updated: February 8, 2017

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Harassment is unwelcome, offensive verbal, written, or physical conduct which because of its severity and/or persistence, is likely to interfere significantly with an individual’s work or education, affect adversely an individual’s living conditions on campus, or create a hostile or intimidating environment.

The following are examples of the type of harassment prohibited by the University:

  • Making unwelcome or offensive comments about a person’s clothing, body, or personal life;
  • Use of unwelcome or offensive nicknames or terms of endearment;
  • Offensive jokes or unwelcome innuendoes;
  • Unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors;
  • Any suggestion that sexual favors, or status as being in any protected classification identified above, would affect one’s job, promotion, performance evaluations, grades, working, or educational conditions;
  • Insults, epithets, jokes, slurs, or offensive comments that relate to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or any other status protected by applicable law;
  • The placement, dissemination or circulation of any written, graphic, or electronic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or any other status protected by applicable law;
  • Other conduct that creates a work or educational environment that may be considered offensive or hostile; or
  • Any other conduct or behavior deemed by the University to be inappropriate or harassing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.

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