Useful Definitions

The definitions on this page are based on U.S. Office of Civil Rights regulations, updated in April 2020.

What Does "Sexual Harassment" Mean?

Under Title IX, "sexual harassment" is the umbrella term used for the offenses of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. See the detailed definition below.
  • Adviser

  • Complainant

  • Grievance Process

  • Hostile Environment

  • Investigator

  • Nonconsensual Sexual Contact

  • Parties

  • Quid Pro Quo Harassment

  • Respondent

  • Sexual Exploitation

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Stalking

  • Title IX Coordinator

Back to Top