What is sexual assault?
“Sexual Assault” means an actual or attempted sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent including sexual contact or intercourse when the victim is unable to consent, or intentional or unwelcome touching of another’s intimate body parts (genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks or breast), or sexual intercourse without consent.
Consent – An affirmative agreement through clear actions or words to engage in intimate and/or sexual activity. Individuals giving the consent must act freely, voluntarily, and with an understanding of their actions. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. A person cannot give consent if the person is mentally or physically incapacitated such that the person cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation. Similarly, a person cannot give consent if force (expressed or implied), duress, intimidation, threats, or deception are used on the person. Silence or the absence of resistance does not necessarily imply consent. Consent to some sexual acts does not imply consent to other acts, nor does prior consent to sexual activities imply ongoing future consent with that person or consent to that same sexual activity with another person. Consent does not exist when one knew or should have known of the other’s incapacitation. A factor in determining consent is whether an individual has taken advantage of a position of influence or authority. Proof of consent or non-consent is not a burden placed on either party involved in an incident. Instead, the burden remains on the University to determine whether this Policy has been violated.
Emergency Contact Information
If you or someone you know has experienced dating violence, get immediate help by calling CSU Police Department at 937-376-5111 or 911.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month