Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity: Title IX- Resource Guide

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GLOSSARY

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Harassment Verbal or physical conduct based on a Protected Category that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment (see Hostile Environment as defined below).

Hostile Environment Unwelcome conduct by an individual(s) against another individual based upon her/his Protected Category that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.

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Sexual Harassment Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

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