Harassment – Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation and Identity

August 28, 2013

The Divinity School defines harassment based on sexual orientation and/or identity as actions on the part of an individual or group that demean or abuse another individual or group because of sexual orientation or identity. Such actions may include but are not restricted to (a) derogatory language relating to sexual orientation or identity; (b) conduct, speech, or combination of conduct and speech that would be viewed by a reasonable person as physically intimidating under the circumstances or that adversely affects the learning or working environment of an individual; and (c) actions that deface or intentionally or recklessly damage HDS property or the property of any other member of the HDS community with the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or of creating an intimidating, demeaning, degrading, hostile, or otherwise seriously offensive working or educational environment at HDS.