II (7) (D) (1). Harassment Based on Protected Class

1. Harassment Based on Protected Class 

While MIT’s harassment policy is not limited to harassment based on the protected categories listed in MIT Policies and Procedures, Section 9.5, the Institute is particularly committed to eliminating harassment based on those categories. Harassment that is based on an individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin is not only a violation of MIT policy but may also violate federal and state law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Mass. General Laws Chapter 151B. For information on how to file complaints of violation of law with governmental agencies see Section Legal Information. For information on how to file complaints of discriminatory harassment, see MIT's Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office.