Discrimination & Harassment
ETSU Policy on Discrimination and Harassment
What is Discrimination?
ETSU policy defines discrimination as a materially adverse action that interferes with or limits a person’s employment or academic status that is taken because of an individual’s race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or genetic information.
What is Harassment?
Harassment is a form of discrimination. It is generally defined as unwelcome conduct, on or off campus, that is based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or genetic information, that (1) is subjectively and objectively offensive, (2) is severe or pervasive, and (3) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance and creating an abusive, hostile or intimidating environment for work or learning. Whether particular conduct constitutes harassment often depends on the totality of the circumstances.
What you need to know about Reporting Discrimination & Harassment:
Discuss your reporting options:
A resource for ANYONE reporting Discrimination & Harassment:
Garrison Burton, Compliance Officer and Title VI/Title IX Coordinator
Additional resource for STUDENTS reporting Discrimination & Harassment:
Dr. Michell Byrd, Dean of Students
Student Life & Enrollment
Additional resource for EMPLOYEES reporting Discrimination & Harassment:
Lori Erickson, Assistant Vice President
All ETSU employees have been designated by ETSU policy as a Mandatory Reporters and are required to report prohibited conduct.
The University will make every effort to review and act on anonymous reports to the
extent possible, however, please keep in mind that the University’s ability to respond
to an anonymous report may be limited depending on the level of information available
about the incident.
READY TO REPORT DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT?
Report Discrimination, Harassment and/or Retaliation