Rape and Sexual Assault
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Sexual violence is the second most common violent crime committed on college campuses today?
Consent applies to everyone regardless of age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and relationship status. Consent is an agreement between partners that includes the following elements:
- Clear and informed communications of intent
- Given voluntarily by equal partners
- Can be modified or withdrawn at any time
- Neither person’s judgment is impaired by alcohol or drugs
Without Consent means the victim is compelled to submit by force or threat of force against the victim or another; or the victim is incapable of consent because the victim is:
- Mentally disabled or incapacitated (can include drugs and/or alcohol)
- Physically helpless
- Overcome by deception, coercion, or surprise
- Less than 16 years old
Sexual Violence encompasses a broad range of behaviors from sexual harassment to rape including: attempted or completed voyeurism (peeping), indecent exposure, knowingly transmitting sexually transmitted infections or inducing incapacitation to facilitate sexual contact.
Sexual Assault is defined as a person knowingly subjecting another person to sexual contact – over or under clothes – "without consent" (permission).
Rape is defined as penetration of any bodily orifice with any body part or object "without consent" (permission).