(775 ILCS 5/5A-101) (from Ch. 68, par. 5A-101)
    Sec. 5A-101. Definitions. The following definitions are applicable strictly in the content of this Article, except that the term "sexual harassment in elementary, secondary, and higher education" as defined herein has the meaning herein ascribed to it whenever that term is used anywhere in this Act.
    (A) Institution of Elementary, Secondary, or Higher Education. "Institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education" means: (1) a publicly or privately operated university, college, community college, junior college, business or vocational school, or other educational institution offering degrees and instruction beyond the secondary school level; or (2) a publicly or privately operated elementary school or secondary school.
    (B) Degree. "Degree" means: (1) a designation, appellation, series of letters or words or other symbols which signifies or purports to signify that the recipient thereof has satisfactorily completed an organized academic, business or vocational program of study offered beyond the secondary school level; or (2) a designation signifying that the recipient has graduated from an elementary school or secondary school.
    (C) Student. "Student" means any individual admitted to or applying for admission to an institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education, or enrolled on a full or part time basis in a course or program of academic, business or vocational instruction offered by or through an institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education.
    (D) Elementary, Secondary, or Higher Education Representative. "Elementary, secondary, or higher education representative" means and includes the president, chancellor or other holder of any executive office on the administrative staff of an institution of higher education, an administrator of an elementary school or secondary school, a member of the faculty of an institution of higher education, including but not limited to a dean or associate or assistant dean, a professor or associate or assistant professor, and a full or part time instructor or visiting professor, including a graduate assistant or other student who is employed on a temporary basis of less than full time as a teacher or instructor of any course or program of academic, business or vocational instruction offered by or through an institution of higher education, and any teacher, instructor, or other employee of an elementary school or secondary school.
    (E) Sexual Harassment in Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education. "Sexual harassment in elementary, secondary, and higher education" means any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors made by an elementary, secondary, or higher education representative to a student, or any conduct of a sexual nature exhibited by an elementary, secondary, or higher education representative toward a student, when such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering with the student's educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment; or when the elementary, secondary, or higher education representative either explicitly or implicitly makes the student's submission to such conduct a term or condition of, or uses the student's submission to or rejection of such conduct as a basis for determining:
        (1) Whether the student will be admitted to an
    
institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education;
        (2) The educational performance required or expected
    
of the student;
        (3) The attendance or assignment requirements
    
applicable to the student;
        (4) To what courses, fields of study or programs,
    
including honors and graduate programs, the student will be admitted;
        (5) What placement or course proficiency requirements
    
are applicable to the student;
        (6) The quality of instruction the student will
    
receive;
        (7) What tuition or fee requirements are applicable
    
to the student;
        (8) What scholarship opportunities are available to
    
the student;
        (9) What extracurricular teams the student will be a
    
member of or in what extracurricular competitions the student will participate;
        (10) Any grade the student will receive in any
    
examination or in any course or program of instruction in which the student is enrolled;
        (11) The progress of the student toward successful
    
completion of or graduation from any course or program of instruction in which the student is enrolled; or
        (12) What degree, if any, the student will receive.
(Source: P.A. 96-1319, eff. 7-27-10.)