Gender discrimination is defined as unequal treatment based on gender. It is a denial of fairness prompted by gender prejudice. Examples include: a professor hiring only male lab assistants, faculty giving higher grades to female students, and an intramural referee only giving timeouts to men.
Sexual harassment includes any interpersonal attention of a sexual nature that is unwanted and unwelcome. Harassment creates a hostile environment that can interfere with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s programs. Examples include: ogling, groping, requests for sexual favors, starting rumors about a person’s sexuality, touching someone inappropriately, or saying degrading remarks about a person’s body.
Sexual imposition and assault involves sexual acts or contacts with others by force or threat of force, or through the use of intoxicants (alcohol and/or drugs) that impair the individual’s ability to give consent. Examples include: forced penetration, obscene phone calls, verbal or written threats of sexual violence, and exposing one’s genitals.
Stalking is willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following or harassing another person in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to feel frightened, intimidated, threatened, or harassed. Examples include: being physically followed; sending notes, phone calls, texts, or digital messages; and sending unwanted gifts.