Student Guide to University Policies: Code of Conduct- Discriminatory and Other Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Delaware Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 4, 2017

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Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:

a. Any verbal, written or physical conduct toward another that is based on a person’s race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, veteran status, other characteristic protected by law or any other characteristic specific to the person being harassed, that:

i. Unreasonably creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning, living or working environment; or

ii. Unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance.

b. Discriminatory harassment goes beyond the mere expression of views or thoughts (spoken or written) that an individual may find offensive. The conduct must be sufficiently serious that it unreasonably limits an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the activities of the University.

c. Behavior of a discriminatory nature that does not necessarily rise to the level of discriminatory harassment may nonetheless be inappropriate in the University community, disruptive in the classroom, or violate other University policies and could warrant remedial actions and/or discipline.

d. The alleged conduct will be evaluated from the perspective of a reasonable person in the alleged victim’s position taking into account all of the circumstances involved in a particular matter.

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