Discrimination and Harassment Procedures for Reporting and Investigating Complaints

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Harassment: Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct based on age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, handicap/disability or genetic information that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile campus environment. Harassment may include, but is not limited to:

• offensive jokes;
• slurs;
• epithets;
• name calling;
• physical assaults or threats;
• offensive touching;
• offensive objects or pictures; or
• graffiti.

Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or non-sexual conduct that is based on the victim’s sex when:

• such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance as an administrator, faculty member, staff member or student; or
• such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

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