What is the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and Chancellor’s Regulations A-831 and A-832?
On June 22, 2010, the New York Senate passed the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). It was signed into law by (then) Governor Andrew Cuomo on September 8, 2010.
The purpose of DASA is to afford all students in public schools an environment free of harassment and discrimination based on actual or perceived race, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
Chancellor’s Regulation A-831 prohibits student-to-student sexual harassment.
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Chancellor’s Regulation A-832 prohibits student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.