Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Relevant excerpt

Harassment: Unwelcome and offensive conduct that is based upon an individual or group’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class and creates a hostile environment, as defined by this policy.
Harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following when it creates a hostile environment: offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work or academic performance.

Hostile Environment: Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, persistent, or pervasive, and objectively offensive that it interferes with or limits the ability of an individual or group to participate in or benefit from university-sponsored programs or activities, including employment and pursuits.

Sexual Harassment:

As defined by this policy, conduct that satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile environment, as defined by this policy;
  2. Acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature, that creates a hostile environment, as defined by this policy; …

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