Definitions

Sexual Harassment-Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, creates a hostile environment or limits an individuals ability to participate in and/or benefit from the educational program

Sexual Violence- Physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. DCL p.1, Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence

    • includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion

Gender-based Harassment - Acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature. DCL fn. 9, 2001 Guidance, 2010 DCL Harassment & Bullying