Non-Harassment Policy

It is the University’s policy that all employees and students should be able to enjoy and work in an educational environment free from harassment of any nature. Harassment based on personal characteristics such as race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status or disability violates this policy. “Harassment” is defined as verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual, and that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational environment; or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Dean of Students Office or the Affirmative Action Officer, Department of Human Resources.

The full text of the policy can be found at:
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/hr/policies/university/discrimination_harassment.html.

Retaliation against someone for bringing a concern forward or cooperating in the investigation of a complaint is a violation of this policy.