Emory is committed to fostering an environment that is free of discriminatory harassment. In order to support this mission, the University's Policy Statement on Discriminatory Harassment was developed in 1988. Briefly stated:
"It is the policy of Emory University that all employees and students should be able to enjoy and work in an educational environment free from discriminatory harassment. Harassment of any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran's status is a form of discrimination specifically prohibited in the Emory community. Any employee, student, student organization or person privileged to work or study in the Emory community who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent exclusion from the University."
Harassing behavior is defined as follows: "Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (oral, written, graphic or physical) directed against any person or groups of persons because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran's status and that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating or hostile environment for that person or group of persons. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, objectionable epithets, demeaning depictions or treatment, and threatened or actual abuse or harm."
As stakeholders in the University community, I encourage members
to take the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the entire
policy. It is available in both the student and staff handbooks,
at www.emory.edu/EEO/PolicyStatementondh.html and
in Emory's Affirmative Action Plan. In addition, hard copies are
available for pickup outside the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs,
Thank you for your support.
Equal Opportunity Programs