Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment (including Sexual Harassment) Policy

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) values and fosters an educational and employment environment free from all forms of intimidation, hostility, offensive behavior, discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. The university prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran, pregnancy or marital status, or any other unlawful basis in admission to, access to, treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities. Such conduct violates not only university policy, but may also violate federal and state laws.

Harassment may take many forms, including physical, verbal and nonverbal acts and written statements. Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target or involve repeated incidents. A single incident involving severe misconduct may sometimes rise to the level of harassment.

Discrimination and harassment are inappropriate and will not be tolerated at JWU. Such behavior or the tolerance of such behavior on the part of an employee violates university policy and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Such behavior on the part of a student also violates the Student Code of Conduct and may result in student conduct sanctions up to and including dismissal from the university.

To review the entire Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment (including Sexual Harassment) Policy, in addition to this page, please see the following: