Student Handbook: Student Conduct & Social Responsibility- Discriminatory Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: Smith College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: March 24, 2017

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Discriminatory harassment is unwelcome and unprofessional conduct that targets an individual because of age, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, genetic information or veteran status/membership in the uniformed services. Discriminatory harassment violates the Equal Educational Opportunity Policy where enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of the student’s continued education, or where the conduct is severe, persistent or pervasive enough to create an educational environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

When sanctioning, the offensiveness should be measured by its gravity, whether it is intended to be offensive and not respectful, whether it is repeated even after the student engaging in the behavior has been clearly told that it is offensive to another, and by the effect the behavior has on the community and the student or students to whom it is directed.

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