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Broadly Define Educational Institution and Educational Activities

Legislation should broadly define educational institutions, so as to include public and private institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, universities, and vocational training. Law in New South Wales, Australia, defines educational authority as “a person or body administering a school, college, university or other institution at which education or training is provided.” (See: Anti-Discrimination Act, sec.4(1)) The new Equality Law in the UK makes provision specifically for schools as well as “further and higher education.”

Laws should also make clear that students are protected from harassment connected with any of the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of the educational institution, regardless of where the activity takes place.