What is Sexual Violence?
Sexual violence is any non-consensual sexual act. This includes rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, unwanted sexual touching, and attempts of any of these acts. This Web site will focus on Sexual Assault, Stalking, Relationship Violence, Sexual Harassment, and How to Help a Friend who has experienced an act of sexual violence.
- To view the Student Conduct Code section on Sexual Misconduct, please visit the Web site of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
- To view the legal definitions related to Sexual Violence, please visit the Web site of Oregon Laws.
Support services (SASS and CARDV) are available for anyone who would like to process an experience of unwanted sexual contact. This is true regardless of whether the experience fits with the legal and/or student conduct definitions.
What is Consent?
Consent is to willingly engage in a shared sexual act.
CONSENT IS NOT:
Freely choosing to participate
Previous sexual acts
Using power to get sex
How someone is dressed
Sexual violence is ALWAYS the fault of the perpetrator, and NEVER the fault of the survivor.