Gettysburg College is committed to treating all members of the College community in an equitable manner, providing an environment that permits students to attain their educational goals without interference stemming from harassment. Gettysburg College explicitly prohibits any form of illegal discriminatory harassment by any College community member, organization or group.
Harassment includes physical, verbal, graphic, or written conduct (including harassment via e-mail, instant messenger, text messaging or other electronic means), that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to unreasonably interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the programs, services, activities or privileges provided by the College.
Harassment is discriminatory if the conduct is based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, accent, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability. It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct to engage in harassment or to retaliate against anyone bringing a complaint of harassment, formal or informal, anyone involved in the Complaint process, anyone who pursues legal action, or anyone participating in an investigation into allegations of harassment (including witnesses).
Stalking is also a form of harassment and a violation of the harassment policy. Stalking is defined by Gettysburg College as the act of pursuing, following or observing an individual in a persistent fashion (including but not limited to, cyber-stalking or an stalking via electronic means) that unreasonably interferes with or limits the ability of that individual to participate in or benefit from the programs, services, activities or privileges provided by the College.
Harassment is a violation of College policy and the College will investigate such incidents to determine if someone has violated our policy. Students found responsible are subject to College sanctions.