A. Sexual harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving financial assistance. Institutions must adopt and publicize policies as well as designate at least one Title IX coordinator to respond to their obligations under the law.