to persons with disabilities.II.
is covered under this policy if it is based upon an individual’s race,color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (asdefined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas,marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, geneticinformation, gender identity, gender expression, or sexualorientation. Harassing conduct may take various forms, including, name-calling, graphic or written statements (including the use of cell phones or the Internet), or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful,or humiliating. Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, bedirected at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents. Sex-basedharassment includes sexual harassment, which is further defined below,and non-sexual harassment based on stereotypical notions of what isfemale/feminine v. male/masculine or a failure to conform to those gender stereotypes. Harassment violates this policy when it creates a hostileenvironment, as defined in Section II.B, below. A. Sexual Harassment
can include unwelcome: sexualadvances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physicalconduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault. Sexualharassment, including sexual assault, can involve persons of thesame or opposite sex. Consistent with the law, this policy prohibitstwo types of sexual harassment:1. Tangible Employment or Educational Action This type of sexualharassment occurs when the terms or conditions of employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, living environment or participation in aUniversityactivityis conditioned upon, either explicitly or implicitly, submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexualadvances or requests for sexual favors, or such submissionor rejection is a factor in decisions affecting that individual’semployment, education, living environment, or participationin a University programor activity.Generally, perpetratorswill be agents or employees with some authority from theUniversity.2.Hostile Environment Sexual harassment may create a hostile
environment as defined in section II.B below. B.C. Hostile Environment Harassment A
based on race,color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformedservices, veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or familystatus, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information,gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation existswhen harassment:1. is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) andobjectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s abilityto participate in or benefit from the University’s programs,