Discrimination and Student Harassment Policy: Including Student Mistreatment

(ARC-PA 5th Edition Standards A1.02j, A3.15f)


Nevada System of Higher Education Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure  

Sexual harassment of students, employees, and users of university facilities is unacceptable and prohibited.  The PA Studies Program adheres to the following University of Nevada, Reno policies regarding discrimination and sexual harassment:

See:  http://www.unr.edu/eotix/policy-against-discrimination-and-sexual-harassment

Any PA Studies Program student may submit a complaint to the University of Nevada, Reno Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office for investigation of instances of alleged discrimination and/or sexual harassment.  A summary of these procedures is available at:  See: https://www.unr.edu/equal-opportunity-title-ix/discrimination/policy 

Sexual Harassment under Title IX 

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex, which includes sexual misconduct. If you are a victim of sexual assault or sexual misconduct, please contact the EO/TIX Office at (775) 784-1547 or the Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct hotline at (775) 784-1030. The University will take prompt and effective steps to end sexual misconduct and will provide interim measures and resources to assist our students.

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NSHE Policy Against Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment that Does Not Constitute Title IX Sexual Harassment

Outside of the Title IX context, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual or gender bias nature constitute sexual harassment when:

In the educational environment: Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's academic stats ("quid pro quo"); or Conduct, viewed under an objective standard, is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the institution ("hostile environment").

In the workplace environment: Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as a basis for academic or employment decisions or evaluations, or permission to participate in an activity ("quid pro quo"); or Conduct, viewed under an objective standard, is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to create an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment, which may or may not interfere with the employee's job performance ("hostile environment").

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Student Mistreatment Policy


Mistreatment of students may occur in many forms and can seriously impair the educational experience.  This policy is intended to define inappropriate conduct in relationships with/and between students to ensure access to educational programs that prohibit student mistreatment.  It also describes the mechanism through which students can report violations without fear of retaliation, as well as the process for reporting and sharing mistreatment information.  For the purposes of this policy, community is defined as all sites where the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) students receive training.


UNR Med is committed to an environment of mutual respect that ensures access to educational programs that prohibit student mistreatment at all sites where UNR Med students receive training.  All members of the medical school community are expected to maintain a positive learning environment in which students, faculty, staff, and residents treat each other with respect.  Community members, including institutional leaders, will not tolerate harassment, intimidation, exploitation, and/or abuse.  Retaliation against students reporting mistreatment is regarded as a form of mistreatment and will not be tolerated.  Accusations of retaliation will be handled like accusations concerning other forms of mistreatment.  Malicious accusations - a complainant or witness found to have been dishonest or malicious in making allegations during the investigation may be subject to disciplinary action.  The Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs addresses all student mistreatment issues.

Student Mistreatment Incident Report Form

 Reviwed. 5/28/23