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What is violence?

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What is violence?

Sexual harassment

    Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. A school violates Title IX when sexual harassment is sufficiently serious that it creates a hostile environment and such harassment is encouraged, tolerated, not adequately addressed, or ignored by its employees


Sexual violence

    Physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or when a person is incapable of giving consent (for example, due to the student’s age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the student from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion. Sexual violence can be carried out by school employees, fellow students, students from other schools, or third parties. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment.


Dating violence

Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power and control in the relationship.



     To "stalk" means to engage in an intentional course of conduct:

        1. Directed at a specific person or persons;

        2. Which seriously alarms, annoys, intimidates, or harasses the person or persons; and

        3. Which serves no legitimate purpose.

    (b) The course of conduct shall be that which would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial mental distress.

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