Gender-based harassment can occur if a person is harassed either for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical characteristic of their gender or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity, and that harassing conduct unreasonably interferes with a person’s education or participation in educational programs or activities, or creates an
intimidating, hostile, demeaning, or offensive academic, campus, or living environment.
The following describes some conduct that may be gender-based harassment:
- Acts of aggression, intimidation, stalking, or hostility based on gender or gender stereotyping; or
- Threats or non-consensual disclosure of a person’s gender identity (i.e. “outing”).
Sexual HarassmentUnwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual contact, and other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
Such unwelcome conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s education or participation in educational programs or activities or such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, demeaning, or offensive academic, campus, work or living environment.