What is Sexual Assault?
- Any unwanted sexual contact, including touching, kissing, fondling or penetration of the mouth, vagina, or anus with a finger, penis, or object without consent, against a person’s will
- Sexual assault can include the use of physical force, coercion or manipulation, harassment, or the use of drugs or alcohol
- Over 90% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows
- 35% by a classmate
- 34% by a friend
- 23% by a partner or ex-partner
- Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of appearance, age, race, sexual orientation, marital status, occupation, or socioeconomic status
- If you were recently sexually assaulted, click here
RAPE IS NEVER THE SURVIVOR’S FAULT.
What is consent?
C omprehension that the act is taking place
O ptional for both parties
N egotiation with partner
S obriety – must have knowledge of the nature of the act
E ngagement in the act
T alking about it/ communication – silence does not equal consent
Every person has a right to change his or her mind
Consent means that you can’t make assumptions about what your partner does or does not want
The information supplied by this website is not to be considered legal or medical advice. The website is strictly for informational purposes only.