University Policy Manual: Policy AD91 Discrimination and Harassment, and Related Inappropriate Conduct

Category: Harassment Policies School: Pennsylvania State University – University Park Statement Rating: Green Last updated: May 4, 2017

Relevant excerpt

CONDUCT PROHIBITED BY THIS POLICY (“Prohibited Conduct”):

  • Harassment means behavior consisting of physical or verbal conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive such that it substantially interferes with an individual’s employment, education or access to University programs, activities or opportunities and would detrimentally affect a reasonable person under the same circumstances. Harassment may include, but is not limited to, verbal or physical attacks, stalking, graphic or written statements, threats, or slurs. Whether the alleged conduct constitutes prohibited Harassment depends on the totality of the particular circumstances, including the nature, frequency and duration of the conduct in question, the location and context in which it occurs and the status of the individuals involved. Information regarding issues of sexual or gender-based harassment specifically, including definitions and information about the University’s procedures for reporting and processing such incidents, can be found in University Policy AD85.

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