Non-Discrimination Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Western Illinois University Statement Rating: Red Last updated: June 23, 2017

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The University defines discriminatory harassment as verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual because of his/her sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, and that:

  • has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment;
  • has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, study, or participation in University activities; or
  • otherwise adversely affects an individual’s opportunities.

Harassing conduct includes:

  • epithets; slurs; negative stereotyping; or threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that relate to sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, and veteran status;
  • written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status and that is displayed on walls, windows, bulletin boards, or other public locations.

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