The University will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or veteran status or any other protected category, including harassment or discrimination that: affects tangible employment benefits, interferes with an individual’s job performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Prohibited harassing/discriminatory behavior includes but is not limited to: obscene or profane language, disparaging comments or jokes with respect to race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or veteran status, and any other behavior that is abusive or offensive to another person or creates a hostile working environment. The University encourages the reporting of any and all perceived incidents of harassment or discrimination in any form, regardless of the alleged offender’s position within or outside the University (including faculty, students, vendors, etc.) An employee shall contact an immediate supervisor, the Human Resources Director or the Corporate General Counsel to report any violations of this policy. Anyone found to have engaged in inappropriate workplace conduct or harassing or discriminatory behavior, even if it does not rise to the level of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation under the law, shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.