Student Policies and Regulations Handbook: 100.0 Code of Student Conduct

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of California, Santa Cruz Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 4, 2017

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102.09 Harassment

Harassment, defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person’s access to University programs or activities that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, conduct that is motivated on the basis of a person’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, service in the uniformed services, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.

102.11 Other Harassment: Physical, verbal, written, face­to­face, telephonic, electronic or other direct means of contact that a student knows or should know is unwelcome, is communicated directly to one or more specific students, faculty, or staff, and constitutes severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive conduct; and does not constitute speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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