Though sexual harassment in the workplace has been taken seriously for some time, school officials were long inclined to ignore it. Often, they just made excuses about kids acting like kids, indicating they didn't think it was "real" harassment.
Imagine this situation: Everything is going just fine at your place of employment, but one day something changes. You begin to feel that you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment.
Any school -- public or private -- in the United States has some responsibilities when it comes to dealing with reports of sexual violence or harassment on it's campus. Those responsibilities are listed under a Federal law known as Title IX. Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It's worth noting that the law also covers reports of incidents that took place at school-sponsored activities and programs, not only on the physical campus of the school.