Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

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Discriminatory harassment includes verbal, physical, electronic, or other conduct based on an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status when one of the conditions outlined in subsection (1) or (2) of this section is present: … (2) Such conduct creates a hostile environment, which is created when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance, ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s programs, services, opportunities, or activities, or the receipt of legitimately requested services when viewed through both a subjective and objective standard.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal, physical, or electronic conduct of a sexual nature when one of the conditions outlined in subsection (1) or (2) of this section is present: … (2) Such conduct creates a hostile environment, which is created when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance, ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s programs, services, opportunities, or activities, or the receipt of legitimately requested services when viewed through both a subjective and objective standard.

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