Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

Discriminatory harassment is behavior that frightens, demeans, or belittles, and that interferes with a person’s academic or work life.

Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

St. Lawrence University provides for the development of a climate of tolerance and pluralism and prohibits expressive behavior which is intended to be demeaning, intimidating or hostile, communicated verbally, physically or with other communication device, including telephonic or electronic means. It is expressly against University policy for any employee or student to engage in discriminatory harassment which is defined as any demeaning, intimidating or hostile verbal, physical or symbolic behavior that is directed at an identifiable individual or group and that is based on that individual’s or group’s race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and has the effect of interfering with a reasonable person’s academic or work performance or of creating an intimidating or hostile situation or environment. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to, the use of slurs, epithets, gestures, demeaning jokes or derogatory stereotypes.

Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

POISONED ATMOSPHERE
The work or study environment is demeaning or hostile or belittling based on persistent comments or things like jokes, teasing, pictures or cartoons.

Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

The “poison” can include persistent and repeated notes on a message board, emails or voice mail messages, whistles, sneers, or other comments, posters or cartoons or spreading rumors.

Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

It is expressly against University policy for any employee or student to engage in discriminatory harassment which is defined as any demeaning, intimidating or hostile verbal, physical or symbolic behavior that is directed at an identifiable individual or group and that is based on that individual’s or group’s race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and has the effect of interfering with a reasonable person’s academic or work performance or of creating an intimidating or hostile situation or environment. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to, the use of slurs, epithets, gestures, demeaning jokes or derogatory stereotypes.

Nondiscrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policies

August 28, 2013

Discriminatory harassment is behavior or communication of some kind – words, gestures, posters – that affect a person’s ability to work or to get an education by creating an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational or work environment.