Discrimination and Harassment

  1. Policy Statement
  2. Prohibited Conduct
    1. Discrimination against Students
      • In accordance with state and federal laws and University of Wisconsin System policy, no student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any service, program, course or facility of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.
    2. Employment Discrimination
      • In accordance with federal and state laws and UW System policy, no employee or prospective employee of UW-Platteville may be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, relationship to other employees, ancestry, national origin, arrest or conviction record, political affiliation, membership in the national guard or military reserve, or use or nonuse of lawful products off university premises during nonworking hours. Employment policies, practices, and procedures that are covered include but are not limited to recruiting, interviewing, testing, screening, selection, placement, classification, evaluation, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, fringe benefits, layoffs, and termination.
    3. Harassment
      • Harassment based on sex, race, religion, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age or any other prohibited basis defined by federal or state law or University of Wisconsin System policy is a form of discrimination.
    4. Sexual Harassment
      • Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under federal and state laws as well as UW System policy. Unsolicited and unwarranted sexually discriminatory remarks, sexually derogatory statements or gestures and/or verbal sexual advances; attempts to engage a nonconsenting person in sexual activities or physical contact of a sexual nature; and unsolicited and unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when
        1. participation in such conduct becomes a condition of an individual's employment or education; or
        2. the submission or rejection or participation in such conduct becomes a basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual; or
        3. the conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive education, employment or living environment.
  3. Procedures
  4. Dissemination

Approved by the Academic Staff Senate (10/18/93)
Approved by the Faculty Senate (10/26/93)
Approved by Student Senate (11/8/93)