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Office of Inclusive Excellence

Definitions

Wright State University is committed to following all applicable state and federal equal opportunity / affirmative action statutes and regulations.

  1. For the purpose of determining whether particular conduct constitutes a violation of Wright State University’s Non-Discrimination Policy, the following definitions will be used:
    1. Discrimination: Unequal and unlawful treatment, prejudice or prejudicial outlook, action to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis of one or more protected classes prohibited by law and WSU policy.
    2. Harassment: Unwelcome conduct that is severe, pervasive, or persistent and is made either a condition of working or learning or creates a hostile environment. Harassment is a form of discrimination.
    3. Retaliation: Subjecting an individual to adverse action for asserting the individual's rights to be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of one or more protected classes prohibited by law and WSU policy. Retaliation against any member of the Wright State University community as a result of that individual’s involvement in the complaint procedure outlined in this policy is prohibited and shall be regarded as a separate and distinct cause for complaint under this policy.
  2. The more severe the conduct the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to demonstrate a violation of this Policy. A single severe incident may be sufficient to demonstrate a policy violation.