Sexual assault includes stranger rape and acquaintance or date rape. Rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual penetration by physical force, threat of harm, or when the victim is incapacitated due to drug or alcohol intoxication or mental incapacity.
Conviction of a student, faculty or staff member on sexual assault charges constitutes grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the University and/or termination of employment with the University. The University's response to sexual assault incidents is separate and distinct from any civil or criminal action which may be taken.
Assault should be reported immediately to the University Police or to the Counseling and Career Center. The Counseling and Career Center is responsible for offering preventive and remedial services related to assault and for evaluating the effectiveness of such services. Included are such services as access to a variety of prevention programs, instructions for reporting an incident, victim counseling and advisement, and access to the campus disciplinary system.
Last Revised 04/08