What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a crime of power and control. It involves sexual contact or behavior that occurs without consent.
- touching, kissing, fondling
- penetration of the mouth, vagina, or anus with a finger, penis, or object
Sexual assault can also include the use of force. Force does not always have to be of a physical nature, it can also be expressed through:
- the use of drugs or alochol
Over 90% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows such as a classmate, friend, relative, or a partner or ex-partner.
- If you were recently sexually assaulted, click here
- If you would like to report a sexual assault to the university, click here. You have the option of officially or confidentially reporting the assault.
What is Consent?
Consent cannot legally be given if an individual is under the age of 18, is incapacitated due to alcohol or other drugs, is unconscious or asleep, or has limited mental capacity.
- every person has a right to change their mind
- you can't make assumptions about what your partner does or does not want
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