The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
|Sexual Assault - An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape|
|Domestic Violence - Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.|
|Dating violence - Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.|
|Quid pro quo - means asking for sexual favors of some kind in exchange for special treatment on the job, in the classroom, etc.|
|Stalking - Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or Suffer substantial emotional distress.|