POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
ANTI-HARASSMENT AND ANTI-RETALIATION POLICY
Policy
Georgia Perimeter College prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation
against or by any member of the faculty, staff, administration, student body, or visitors
to campus based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
whistle-blower status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other
characteristic protected by state or federal law.
Procedure
I. Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation
A. Harassment
Harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility
or aversion toward an individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, whistle-blower status, disability, or
genetics when
1. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the
individual’s work or educational performance;
2. Such conduct creates, or has the intention of creating, an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive working and/or learning environment; or
3. Such conduct unreasonably interferes with the individual’s ability to participate in
or benefit from an educational program or activity.
Examples of harassing conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that
relate to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veterans status, whistle-
blower status, disability, or genetics; and
2. Written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an
individual or group because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, age, veteran status, whistle-blower status, disability, gender identity or
expression, or genetics.
B. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, sexually-
motivated physical conduct, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a
sexual nature when
1. Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of
an individual’s employment or status in a course, program or activity;
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for
employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work;
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; or interfering
with an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program
or activity.
Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Verbal or overt harassment or abuse;
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