I’m experiencing other forms of harassment or discrimination.
Duke's Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct applies to all operations of the university and protects all members of the Duke community.
This policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of these protected characteristics (also known as protected status): age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, and veteran status.
The policy also prohibits harassment or discrimination based on the perception of an individual’s protected characteristics, even if that perception is incorrect. Furthermore, the policy prohibits related misconduct, such as sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Students who have academic, workplace, or other concerns that are not covered by this policy have a number of other resources to address them. These resources may include their advisors, administrators in their departments or schools, and the Student Ombudsperson for the University or the Medical School. Anyone can consult directly with the Office for Institutional Equity for guidance at 919-684-8222.
A type of discrimination that occurs when unwelcome verbal, visual, physical, electronic, or other conduct, based on an individual’s or group’s protected status or characteristic, is sufficiently serious to significantly interfere with that individual’s or group’s ability to participate in or benefit from Duke programs or activities or their terms and conditions of employment.
When an individual or group is subjected to an adverse action based upon a protected status or characteristic. Discrimination can occur in either an employment or an educational context. Discrimination also includes failing to provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified person with a disability or failing to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs or practices, as required by state and federal law.