University Handbook: Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Southern Indiana Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 1, 2017

Relevant excerpt

Harassment is a course of conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or education program participation, or that creates a hostile work environment. Such harassment can be physical, written, verbal, or visual and other non- verbal actions, and can be committed by employers, faculty, administrators, support staff, co-workers, students, and third parties. Harassment, when based on the victim’s actual or perceived identification with a particular protected class or classes, is a form of discrimination.

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