Student Handbook: University Policies and Procedures- Harassment Policy

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Saint Louis University is a Catholic Jesuit institution with a distinctive educational mission and philosophy emphasizing Christian humanism, human dignity, and the development of the total human being. These core values are manifested in the University’s commitment to foster a workplace and learning environment that is free from any form of prohibited harassment.

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions apply:

“Harassment” means any unwelcomed, unsolicited, and offensive conduct that is severe or pervasive and tends to injure, degrade, disgrace, or show hostility toward a person because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, gender expression/identity, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. For purposes of applying this Policy, “sexual” harassment includes conduct that is of a sexual nature or related to a person’s gender and may include persons of the same sex.

Harassment is a violation of this Policy in any of the following situations: … If the harassing behavior in question interferes with a person’s work or academic performance, has the purpose or effect of interfering with a person’s status or participation in a university course, program, or activity, is used as a basis for educational or employment decisions, or has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, learning, or living environment.

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