Discrimination & Discriminatory Harassment

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment

The University encourages the reporting of all incidents of harassment and discrimination involving any member of the Creighton community. 

Once a report of harassment or discrimination is received, the Office of Equity and Inclusion will work to provide resources and support to those who have experienced the misconduct.

The office may also conduct an investigation into the reported misconduct if the person who experienced the misconduct decides to make a formal complaint, or if the office has concern for the safety and well-being of any member of the campus community. Investigations into reported harassment or discrimination will be completed in a thorough, objective, and timely manner that is considerate of all of the parties involved.

Discrimination

Discrimination

Any unfair distinction, treatment, or detriment to an individual compared to others that is based upon an individualís actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other groups protected by federal, state or local statutes.  The conduct must be so objectively offensive as to alter the conditions of the individualís employment or educational experience.

Discriminatory Harassment

Discriminatory Harassment

Detrimental action based on an individualís actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other groups protected by federal, state, or local statutes that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with or limits an individualís ability to participate in or benefit from the work or educational environment.  Examples of discriminatory harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. Intimidation and/or humiliation as expressed by communications, threats, hatred, abuse of authority, or ill-will that assault an individualís self-worth.

2. Acts of physical violence against another person based on their actual or perceived status within a protected class. 

3. Slurs, comments, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, and/or frequent, derogatory remarks about an individual as it relates to their actual or perceived status within a protected class.

4. Cartoons, pranks, and/or other conduct or behavior deemed inappropriate by Creighton University.