Student Handbook, North Park University – Harassment Policy – Racial and Ethnic Harassment Specifically Defined

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: December 15, 2013

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Demeaning or harassing comments or acts, which are racially or ethnically motivated, are contrary to the spirit and goals of the North Park community.

Racist and/or discriminatory conduct includes verbal or physical behavior that explicitly or implicitly demeans the race, color, ethnic ancestry or national origin of an individual or individuals. Examples of racist or discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to:

* Verbal assaults based upon ethnicity that demeans the color, culture or history of any person or persons, and/or that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs about and attitudes toward minority groups. Such verbal assaults may include name-calling, racial slurs, slang references and jokes.
* Nonverbal behavior that demeans the color, culture or history of any person or persons and/or that perpetuates stereotypical beliefs about and attitudes toward minority groups. Such behaviors may include gestures, portrayals, graffiti or acts of exclusion.

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