Zero tolerance for discrimination Unacceptable discrimination, including racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia, has no place in our website.
You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people (other students or teachers) on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow student accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header on Zoom or Skype. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category. This zero- tolerance policy means that no form of unlawful discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards anyone, via this website, Zoom or Skype, will be tolerated.
Harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comments or conduct against someone that offends or humiliates and includes, but is not limited to, any behavior or practice which the person performing it knows or ought reasonably to know will have adverse effects on a person’s or a group of peoples’ personal dignity. Harassment may or may not be based on the prohibited grounds of discrimination.
Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to the following and include whether these are done in person or through the use of electronic means (i.e. social media, email, etc.): ‐ verbal abuse such as name calling, swearing, slurs, derogatory remarks, yelling or threats; ‐ unwelcome remarks, jokes, name‐calling, innuendos or taunting about a person’s body, attire or any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination (gender, race, religious beliefs, etc.); ‐ displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures; ‐ continually making someone the brunt of practical jokes or sarcastic, belittling remarks that cause awkwardness or embarrassment; ‐ unwelcome invitations or requests, whether indirect or explicit, or gained by intimidation; ‐ leering or other offensive gestures; ‐ unnecessary or unwelcome physical contact such as touching, patting, pinching or punching; ‐ condescending or patronizing behavior; ‐ intrusive enquiries into a person’s private life or sexuality; ‐ animosity or extreme rudeness on a regular basis; ‐ actions that invade personal privacy.