Resources for Students to Address Discrimination and Harassment Concerns: Policies & Definitions

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Harassment means subjecting a student to objectively offensive, unwelcome conduct based on any of the protected characteristics, when such conduct (i) is severe, persistent, or pervasive and (ii) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the student’s work, academic performance, or participation in university activities, or creates an intimidating or hostile environment.  Harassment may be found in a single severe episode, as well as in persistent behavior. Harassment is evaluated using a “reasonable person” standard.

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