Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy

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a. Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical conduct that shows hostility toward an individual based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics and that 1) creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment; 2) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an employee’s or student’s educational performance; 3) adversely affects an employee’s employment opportunities or student’s educational opportunities or student’s educational opportunities; and 4) is severe or pervasive.

b. Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute discriminatory harassment include, but are not limited to: • Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based on protected status, such as sex or race; • Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, cartoons, screen savers, e-mails, or other multi-media materials in any format that reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person in a protected category; • Derogatory remarks about a person’s national origin, race or other ethnic characteristics; • Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s protected status; • Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the academic environment directed toward another student, faculty, staff, or visitor; • Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason; or • Other threats, discrimination, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence based on a protected category, class, or characteristic

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