Gender Matters and Title IX: Definitions

Auburn University at Montgomery

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Bullying: Repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person physically or mentally.

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Cyber-bullying: Tormenting, threatening, harassing, humiliating, embarrassing, exploiting, or otherwise targeting an individual using the Internet, interactive and digital technology, or mobile devices.

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Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to have the effect of unreasonably interfering with, limiting or denying someone the ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program.  The unwelcome behavior may be based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment or retaliation.  Examples include:  ... gender-based bullying.