Hendrix College strives to provide an educational
environment that is free of all forms of harassment. We are committed to the diversity of our
community and we recognize the worth and dignity of every individual. We are committed to a community that treats
all individuals with respect. As an
academic institution, we fully support debate and the free exchange of
ideas. However, acts or communications
which create a hostile educational environment will not be tolerated.
Harassment based on college protected
characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national
origin, ethnicity, disability, or military status is strictly prohibited. See
the “Sexual Misconduct” policy for specific information on sexual harassment.
Harassment charges may be applied when actions or
communications constitute conduct that is sufficiently severe,
pervasive/persistent and patently offensive so that it alters the conditions of
education or employment, from both a subjective (the alleged victim’s) and an
objective (reasonable person’s) viewpoint.
The determination of whether an environment is “hostile” must be based
on all of the circumstances.