Unlawful harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination wherein an individual is subjected to verbal or physical conduct, based on a protected category (such as race, color, religion, et al), which, due to severity and pervasiveness of the conduct, (i) has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive work, educational or business environment; and (ii) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment, schooling, or business with the University.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, or requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
(a) Submission to such conduct or request is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or academic achievement;
(b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct or request by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or
(c) Such conduct or request has the purpose or effect of both unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance and creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.