Harassment
Definition
Repeated and/or severe conduct that (a) causes fear, humiliation or annoyance, (b) offends or degrades, (c) creates a hostile environment, or (d) reflects discriminatory bias in an attempt to establish dominance, superiority or power over an individual athlete or group based on age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, national origin, or mental or physical disability; or (e) any act or conduct described as harassment under federal or state law. Whether conduct is harassing depends on the totality of the circumstances, including the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context and duration of the behavior.
Examples
Harassment, which may be a form of Emotional, Physical or Sexual Misconduct, includes but is not limited to:
    Discriminatory Harassment
    Conduct with the design or effect of establishing dominance, superiority or power over an individual or group based on age, sex, race, color, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or mental or physical disability.

    Stalking
    Stalking generally involves a course of conduct which includes two or more acts, involving persistent and frequent unwanted in- person contact, surveillance or unwanted telephone and/or other electronic contact.
      Examples
      Stalking behaviors include without limitation: following a person; appearing at a person’s home, class, work or practice; frequent phone calls, emails, or text messages; continuing to contact a person after receiving requests to stop; leaving unwanted written messages, objects or gifts; vandalizing a person’s property; threatening, intimidating or intrusive behavior; and violating a lawful order preventing contact with a person.

    Sexual Harassment
    Includes (a) sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical behaviors of a sexual nature; or (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive and objectively offensive that it negatively affects an individual’s performance.