Prohibited harassment is defined as
physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct based on the student’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin,
sexual orientation, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law, that is so severe, persistent, or
pervasive that the conduct:
1. Affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or
creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile or offensive educational environment;
2. Has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with the student’s academic
3. Otherwise adversely affects the student’s educational opportunities.