No person shall contribute to a hostile or abusive environment at UNL
based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual
orientation (collectively “protected status”) by engaging in harassing conduct (e.g. physical, verbal, graphic, or
written) that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to clearly interfere with or limit
the ability of (1) a student to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by
UNL; or (2) an employee to engage in his or her work duties.
Harassment based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics is oral, written, graphic or physical conduct relating to an individual’s protected characteristics that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the educational institution’s programs or activities.
Examples of Behaviors That Constitute A Violation Of This Policy Include, But
Are Not Limited To:
• Calling an individual by an unwanted nickname that refers to one or more of the
above protected categories, or telling jokes pertaining to one or more of the above
• Using derogatory references with regard to any of the above protected
• Engaging in threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts towards another individual
in the workplace because that individual belongs to, or is associated with any of the above protected categories.
• Displaying or distributing material (including electronic communications) in the workplace that contains derogatory or demeaning language or images pertaining to any of the above protected categories.