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This policy covers prohibited conduct occurring both on-campus/center and off-campus:
       a. On-campus/center violations: prohibited conduct that occurs on property owned or controlled by
         the College;
       b. Off-campus violations: prohibited conduct that occurs during College sponsored events or during
         a College affiliated organization’s sponsored event (e.g. field trips, social and educational functions,
         College related travel, athletic related events and travel, and student recruitment activities and travel); and
       c. At any location, including through electronic media such as e-mail or social networking websites,
         and involving any College faculty, staff, or student, provided that:
         1.  The  incident  occurs  at  a  College-sponsored  activity  or  during  an  event  sponsored  by  an
           organization affiliated with the College, including a student organization;
         2.  The accused or the complainant was acting in an official capacity for the College during the incident,
         3.  The accused or the complainant was conducting College business during the incident;
         4.  The conduct has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of substantially interfering with
           the work or educational performance of College students, faculty, or staff;
         5.  The conduct creates an intimidating or hostile environment for anyone who is involved in or seeks to
           participate in College employment, education, on-campus living, or other College-sponsored activities; or
         6.  The conduct demonstrates that the individual poses a reasonable threat to College campus/
           center safety and security.
       3. Definitions: Harassment is conduct or speech which is offensive or shows malice toward an individual
       based on sex stereotyping and/or because of a person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual
       orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, national origin, age,
       disability, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
       Violence as it relates to the content of oral, written, or symbolic speech falls within prohibited activity if:
       a. The content consists of those personally abusive epithets which are inherently likely to provoke
         a violent reaction,
       b. The content is a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular
         individual or group of individuals, or
       c.  The content is a threat to a person or group of persons with the intent of placing the victim in fear
         of bodily harm or death.
       Conduct that constitutes a protected exercise of an individual’s rights under the First Amendment to the United
       States Constitution (and related principles of academic freedom) shall not be deemed a violation of this policy.
       Harassment as it relates to conduct is intentional conduct directed toward an identifiable person or
       persons based on sex stereotyping and/or because of the person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex,
       sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, national
       origin, age, disability, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law that is sufficiently
       severe, pervasive, or persistent that it interferes with work, educational performance, on-campus living,
       or participation in a College activity on or off campus.
       4. Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that violates Title VII
       of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and/or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Unwelcome
       sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
       constitute sexual harassment when:
       a. Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or
         implicitly, of obtaining or retaining employment or of obtaining the College’s program (academic
         course) and/or other College sponsored activities;
       b. Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is a factor in decisions
         affecting that individual’s employment or education; or
       c.  That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering
         with an individual’s employment or a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a College
         program (academic course) or activity sponsored by the College or creating an intimidating, hostile,
         or offensive employment environment or educational or on-campus living environment.
       Sexual  harassment  subverts  the  mission  of  the  College  and  threatens  the  careers,  educational
       experience,  and  well-being  of  students,  faculty,  and  staff.  The  College  will  not  tolerate  sexual
       harassment, nor will it tolerate unwelcomed behavior of a sexual nature toward members of the
       College community when that behavior creates an intimidating or hostile environment for employment,
       education, on-campus living, or participation in a College sponsored activity.
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