The University has a policy on Harassment and Discrimination (University Policiy 2.2.3).
Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures (from the Student Handbook)
In accord with its history, mission, and credo, Creighton University believes that each individual should be treated with respect and dignity.
Any form of harassment or discrimination is a violation of human dignity. The University strongly condemns any such harassment or discrimination. Whether verbal or physical, conduct of this sort violates another personís rights and can create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. Such conduct when it is genuinely discerned is subject to prompt and effective remedial action. Students who believe they are victims of harassment or discrimination are encouraged to report the facts to the University in order that the University might investigate and take corrective action where appropriate.
Definition of Harassment and Discrimination
Discriminatory treatment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship, maternity or lactation status, status as a veteran or resulting from engaging in protected activity under the anti-discrimination laws. Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to, intimidation and humiliation as expressed by communications, threats, acts of violence, hatred, abuse of authority, or ill-will that assault an individualís self-worth. Harassment of a non-sexual nature can include slurs, comments, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, cartoons, pranks, and other verbal or physical conduct, frequent, derogatory remarks, and any other conduct or behavior deemed inappropriate by Creighton University.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment can fall into one or both of two categories: quid pro quo(one thing in exchange of another) harassment and hostile environment harassment. Any harassment or other unequal treatment of a student, or group of students, that would not occur but for the sex of the student(s), if sufficiently patterned or pervasive, may be prohibited sexual harassment.
Definition of Racial Harassment or Bias
Racial harassment or bias is defined as conduct or action that is based on an individual(s) race, ethnic origin, nationality or skin color and creates a hostile environment that prevents effective learning or work performance even if those actions are not directed at a specific individual(s). It also refers to behaviors or actions that can be reasonably deemed as offensive, or demeaning treatment of an individual(s), where such treatment is based on prejudiced stereotypes of a racial group to which that student(s) may belong. It includes, but is not limited to, objectionable epithets, threatened or actual physical harm or abuse, or other intimidating or insulting conduct directed against the individual(s) because of race. This definition is to be interpreted consistently with federal civil rights law.
Individuals who believe themselves to be victims of harassment and who desire University assistance in dealing with the situation should immediately report the details to one of the following persons: