Student Conduct Code: Discrimination and discriminatory harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: Western Washington University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 29, 2017

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(1) Sexual harassment is a violation of the code. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, electronic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when:
(a) It has a tangible impact on a student’s education including, but not limited to, classroom experiences, academic grades, living environment, participation in a university activity; or
(b) It is sufficiently severe and/or pervasive to interfere with a member of the university community’s ability to work, study, or participate in their regular activities, or benefit from the university’s programs or activities and creates a hostile environment.
(2) Gender-based harassment includes nonsexual acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on a person’s gender or nonconformity with gender stereotypes, and is a violation of the code. Gender-based harassment violates this code when it is sufficiently severe and/or pervasive, such that it denies or limits another’s ability to work, study, participate in, or benefit from the university’s programs or activities.

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