Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the University to maintain workplace and educational environments free of any form of harassment, intimidation, or exploitation, either physical or verbal. The University will not tolerate any verbal or physical conduct by any employee or student which harasses, disrupts, or interferes with any employee's job performance or any student's educational opportunities, or which creates a hostile, offensive, or intimidating working or educational environment. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Degrading or demeaning conduct or comments relating to a person's age, race, color, religion, ethnic origin, gender, height, weight, marital status, military status, sexual preference, or disability.
  2. Degrading or demeaning conduct or comments of a sexual nature such as unwelcome sexual advances, touching, requests for sexual favors, etc.
  3. Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge; any student found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the University.