Affirmative Action: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy

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Discriminatory Harassment is a form of discrimination consisting of unwelcome verbal, written, graphic or physical conduct that:

  • Is directed at an individual or group of individuals on the basis of the individual or group of individuals’ actual or perceived protected status, or affiliation or association with person(s) within a protected status, and
  • Is sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to interfere with an individual’s employment, education or academic environment or participation in institution programs or activities and creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, offensive or hostile.

Prohibited discriminatory harassment may include but is not limited to verbal or physical attacks, threats, slurs, or derogatory or offensive comments. Conduct need not be targeted at a particular individual or result in tangible injury to constitute discriminatory harassment.

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