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Prohibited Conduct

What is a Title IX violation?

A Title IX violation is any incident that:

  • includes unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; sexually motivated physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct or other conduct and/or communication of a sexual nature
  • creates a hostile environment when the conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by an institution
  • causes a student to believe he/she must submit to the conduct in order to participate in a school program or activity or that an educational decision will be made based on whether or not the student submits to the conduct
  • meets the definition of stalking, dating violence, fondling, incest, rape or statutory rape
  • involves any form of sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct and/or violence

Some common examples of Title IX violations, but are not limited to:

  • asking personal questions about sex life, fantasies, preferences or history
  • telling lies or spreading rumors about a person's sex life
  • stalking or repeatedly asking out a person who is not interested
  • sexually suggestive remarks, jokes, stories, gestures or catcalls
  • sexual or obscene messages or pictures sent via text or computer
  • sexual advances, propositions, insults or threats
  • unwelcome or inappropriate touching
  • sexual violence or assault
  • rape (including date rape)

See the following Blinn College District Board Policies for information regarding: