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Harassment

Linfield College is committed to maintaining an academic and workplace environment free from all forms of unlawful sexual or other harassment, discrimination and retaliation in connection with academic and employment practices.

Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that demeans or shows hostility, or aversion, toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability, or that of his/her relatives, friends, or associates and that:

  • Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; or
  • Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; or
  • Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s academic opportunity

Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Epithets, slurs, jokes, negative stereotyping or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Written graphic material which demeans or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability and is posted on walls, bulletin boards, email, or elsewhere on the college premises, or circulated within the college.

The College has a zero tolerance for sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination or retaliation of any kind whether it be by a faculty member, staff member/employee, student, visitor or third-party transacting business with any member(s) of the College. It is the responsibility of all members of the College community to report incidents of harassment.

Complaints of harassment can be made by contacting the Dean of Student's Office, Dean of Faculty or Director of Human Resources.