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Definition of Harassment and Notice of Non-Discrimination

Definition of Harassment and Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all members of the University community, 包括, 但不限于, members of the faculty and staff, 学生, 大学嘉宾, and applicants for employment and admission. 在这方面, the University reaffirms the right of its 学生 to live and learn, and its employees to teach and work, in an environment free from 骚扰 and inappropriate and/or offensive comments or conduct.

The University encour年龄s a workplace and learning environment free of discrimination, 骚扰, and/or inappropriate treatment of any employee, student or guest because of any person's race, 性, color, 信条, 宗教, 年龄, 国家的起源, 性取向, 资深地位, 性别认同, 性别表达, 残疾, or any category protected under federal, 州或地方法律. 非法的, conduct must be sufficiently serious that it unreasonably interferes with an employee's ability to work or a student's ability to learn or benefit from the University's programming. 大学没有, 然而, condone or tolerate any inappropriate conduct, whether by employees or non-employees, 基于一个人的种族, 性, color, 信条, 宗教, 年龄, 国家的起源, 性取向, 资深地位, 性别认同, 性别表达, 残疾, or any category protected under federal, 州或地方法律.

Harassing conduct may include, but is not limited to:

  • Ethnic, racial, religious, 年龄, 残疾 or 性-related jokes, epithets, stereotypes or slurs.
  • Foul or abusive langu年龄.
  • Offensive graffiti, cartoons or posters.
  • Insulting or derogatory nicknames.
  • 模仿另一个.
  • Starting or spreading rumors.
  • Teasing about religious or cultural observances, retirement, 年龄, ability to learn, or absenteeism.
  • Threatening or offensive mail, e-mail, voicemail or mess年龄s.

The University also recognizes the fundamental importance of the open and free exchange of ideas and opinion. It recognizes that conflicts may arise between individuals' desire to express their opinions and the right of individuals to be free from 骚扰. The University also recognizes that every act that might be offensive to an individual or a group is not necessarily a violation of the law or of this policy.