Harassment: Non-U.S. Campuses
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Harassment on the basis of race, sex, religion, or any other protected class, evidenced by persistent words, conduct or actions directed at an individual that badger, annoy, threaten or cause substantial emotional distress is strictly not tolerated on the NYIT Campus. Slurs and other verbal/nonverbal or physical conduct directed to an individual because of his/her membership in a protected class is considered to constitute harassment when this conduct:
- Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or school environment; or
- Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or student's performance in school including his/her performance in curricular, extracurricular, and nonacademic activities; or
- Otherwise adversely affects an individual's employment or a student's opportunities in curricular, extracurricular, and nonacademic activities.
NYIT strongly supports academic freedom and does not intend this policy to prevent or limit discussion of ideas, taboos, behavior or language as an essential element of course content, even if opinions and ideas expressed cause some discomfort. Every member of the NYIT community is encouraged to refuse, firmly and without apology, to submit to subtle or overt pressure with sexual, religious, political or other overtones. The Executive Director/Campus Dean and Assistant Deans have a particular responsibility to promote work, living, and study environments free of verbal and physical harassment. Complaints of harassment by an NYIT employee should be directed to the Office of Human Resources, which is authorized to convene the Harassment Grievance Committee. Complaints of harassment by an NYIT student should be directed to the Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, who has the authority to commence student disciplinary proceedings. The complete harassment policy is available at the Office of the Director of Student Affairs/Dean of Students (Policies and Procedures Manual D-2.9).