Statement on Offensive Behavior

August 28, 2013

Harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

It includes, for example:

* The display or circulation of written materials or pictures which are offensive to either gender or to racial, ethnic, or religious groups,

* Verbal abuse, jokes, or insults directed at members of a racial, ethnic, or minority group.