Title IX Definitions

Relevant excerpt

Hostile environment is unwelcome conduct by an individual or individuals against another individual based upon her/ his protected class that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile, or offensive.


Sexual harassment is one type of sex discrimination under Title IX. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (www2.ed.gov/ocr) states that sexual harassment is “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature”. That is, “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature”.

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