Unlawful discriminatory harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination wherein an individual is subjected to verbal, physical, electronic or other conduct based upon an individual’s protected class (such as race, color, religion, et al), that interferes with that individual’s educational or employment opportunities, participation in a university program or activity, or receipt of legitimately requested services and meets the description of either Hostile Environment Harassment or Quid Pro Quo Harassment, as defined below.
1. Hostile Environment Harassment: Discriminatory Harassment that is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, deprives, or alters the terms or conditions of education (e.g., admission, academic standing, grades, assignment); employment (e.g., hiring, advancement, assignment); or participation in a University program or activity (e.g., campus housing), when viewed from both a subjective and objective perspective.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature , whether verbal, non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise, when the conditions for Hostile Environment Harassment or Quid Pro Quo Harassment (as defined above) are present.