Racial harassment is unwelcome conduct based on race, ethnicity, color, or national origin. Racial harassment may be physical, verbal, nonverbal, graphic, or written in nature and includes harassment on the basis of actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics. Racial harassment includes, but is not limited to, disparate treatment of other(s) based on race, ethnicity, color, or national origin.
Examples include but are not limited to: assigning grades differently based on race and/or denying access to an extracurricular activity based on race. Other examples include, racial epithets, jokes, slurs, stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating, demeaning, or hostile acts based on race, color, or national origin.
NSU’s prohibition regarding racial harassment applies to conduct by employees, students, and third parties such as vendors, contractors, invited speakers/performers, and individuals visiting NSU to
participate in camps and other events.
While NSU may have a limited ability to control or take action against certain types of third parties, the Racial Harassment Grievance Procedure should neither prohibit nor discourage individuals from filing a grievance about conduct by an individual(s) and/or group who is not an NSU student or employee.
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