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College Policies I Harassment Policy

Harassment in any form, whether based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship status or military service is prohibited at Washington College.

For purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as any behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for an individual that interferes with that individual’s comfort and productivity in his/her experience at Washington College.

At a minimum, the term “harassment” as used in this policy includes:

1. Offensive remarks, comments, jokes, slurs, or verbal conduct pertaining to an individual’s race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same sex); pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; sexual orientation, marital status, disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

2. Offensive pictures, drawings, photographs, figurines, or other graphic images, conduct, or communications, including e-mail, faxes, and copies pertaining to an individual’s race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same sex); pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; sexual orientation, marital status, disability; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

3. Offensive physical conduct, including touching and gestures, regardless of the gender of the individuals involved.

Staff who believe that they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment (including sexual violence/assault) by an employee of the College or by another individual for whom the College is or may be responsible (alumni, independent contractors, vendors providing a campus service, etc.). should contact one of the following to file a complaint:

Darnell T. Parker, Director of Multicultural Affairs/Title IX Coordinator