Anti-Harassment Policy

As a part of continuing efforts by Perry Technical Institute to prevent unlawful discrimination, and pursuant to guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington Human Rights Commission, the school endorses the following policy.

All are reminded that each student is at all times to be treated courteously by fellow students, so that he or she is free from harassment or interference.

Harassment is defined as unwelcome or unsolicited verbal, physical or sexual conduct which creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment. Examples of what may be considered harassment, depending on the circumstances, are (but not limited to):

  • Questions or comments that unnecessarily infringe on personal privacy or offensive, sexist, off-color or sexual remarks, jokes, slurs or propositions or comments that disparage a person or group on the basis of race, color, age (40 and over), sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender or gender identity, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ethnic background, military service, or citizenship
  • Derogatory or suggestive posters, cartoons, photographs, calendars, graffiti, drawings, other materials, electronic mail, or gestures
  • Inappropriate touching, hitting, pushing, or other aggressive physical contact or threats to take such action
  • Tampering with another student’s work, lab or workspace

PTI will promptly investigate all charges of violation of this policy. The confidentiality of the person reporting violations will be respected so far as practical in conducting an investigation of such claims. Retaliation against persons involved in such complaints is strictly prohibited.