Harassment (Level 1) shall mean any act which leads to a hostile environment when the conduct is as follows:
• directed toward a particular person or persons,
• based upon the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, creed, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or student organization affiliation,
• sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive, and
• unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives an individual from participating in or benefiting from the University-sponsored education or employment programs and/or activities.