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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.

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:

CONSENT IS NOT:

Wanted

Respectful

Clear

Sober

Mutual

Shared

Equal power

Conscious

Sexy

Active

Freely choosing to participate

Unwanted

An assumption

Silence

Pressure

Previous sexual acts

Being intoxicated

Physical force

Intimidation

Using power to get sex

How someone is dressed

Passive

Threats

Sexual violence is ALWAYS the fault of the perpetrator, and NEVER the fault of the survivor.