Policy No. 165: Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action (Temporary Emergency)

Category: Harassment Policies School: Utah Valley University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 13, 2017

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Harassment: Any unwelcome physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct or written, graphic, or electronic statements or depictions (whether direct, indirect, or by third persons) toward an employee, student, or other person affiliated with the University based on that person’s inclusion in one or more protected classes that unreasonably interferes with that person’s work or academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work or learning environment, viewed from both a subjective and objective viewpoint based on a totality of the circumstances, including but not limited to the frequency and severity of the conduct, whether the conduct was physically threatening or humiliating, the effect of the conduct on the individual’s mental or emotional state, whether the conduct was directed at more than one person, whether the conduct arose in the context of other discriminatory conduct, and whether the speech or conduct deserves the protections of academic freedom or the First Amendment.

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