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Sexual Assault


 

Definition

Sexual assault is defined as sexual intercourse without consent, including rape (whether by acquaintance or stranger), sodomy, or other forms of sexual penetration.  To constitute lack of consent, the acts must be committed either by force, threat of force, intimidation, or through use of the victim’s mental helplessness of which the accused was or should have been aware.  Mental helplessness includes incapacitated by alcohol or other drugs.  Sexual assault also includes intentionally touching, either directly or through clothing, of the victim’s genitals, breasts, thighs, or buttocks without the victim’s consent, as well as touching or fondling of the accused by the victim when the victim is forced to do so against his or her will.. Verbal misconduct, without accompanying physical contact as described above, is not defined as sexual assault.  Verbal misconduct may constitute sexual harassment, which is also prohibited under College regulations

All employees are to contact the Human Resources (HR) Office immediately for assistance an guidance.


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