Discriminatory Harassment is unwelcome conduct directed toward an
individual based on the individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion
or religious belief, citizenship status, sex, marital status, disability, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military
service or affiliation, genetic information, or age that is so severe, persistent,
or pervasive that it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual’s employment or educational performance or creating an
intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive environment for that individual’s
employment, education, living environment, or participation in a college
Harassment is the creation of a hostile or intimidating environment in which verbal or physical conduct, because of its severity and/or persistence, is likely to interfere significantly with an individual’s work or education, or affect adversely an individual’s living conditions.
Sexual harassment is defined to include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Such conduct is prohibited when the behavior is directed to an individual because of his or her gender and … such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with a person’s academic or job performance or creating a sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
Harassment, other than sexual harassment, is verbal, physical, written, or other conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or
aversion to an individual on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veterans status,
sexual orientation, marital status, or any basis prohibited by law when from the objective standpoint of a reasonable person
such conduct substantially interferes with an individual’s work or school performance, creating an intimidating, hostile or
offensive working or learning environment even if the person engaging in the conduct does not intend to interfere, intimidate,
or be hostile or offensive. Harassment based on any of the characteristics listed above is strictly prohibited by this policy.
The conduct must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates a hostile or abusive educational or working
Harassment is conduct that has the natural effect of demeaning, ridiculing, insulting, stigmatizing, frightening, intimidating, or impeding the work or movement of a person to whom the conduct is directed. The form of conduct may be verbal (either oral or written words or symbols), such as epithets, insults, and derogatory comments. The form of conduct may be physical, such as assault or battery, impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with normal work or movement. The form of conduct may be visual, such as derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings.