The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim at fault for sexual misconduct.
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, you should not be deterred from reporting the incident out of a concern that you might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol, or other University policies.
A 2009 study of sixth-grade students found that 25% thought it was acceptable for boys to hit their girlfriends.
More than one fourth of the boys with girlfriends said they had been physically aggressive (punching, slapping) with her.
The campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint; the University’s relevant complaint process and your right to receive assistance with such; how confidentiality is handled; available resources both on and off campus; and other related matters.
The University’s primary concern is the safety of the campus community.Following the incident, you may be physically injured, there may be a chance you contracted a sexually transmitted disease, or that you may become pregnant.The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to provide you with assistance and support, and to monitor and oversee overall compliance with laws and policies related to sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.for your physical safety, emotional support and medical care.University Police can escort you to a safe place and provide transportation to a hospital or a sexual assault response center for a medical examination, if needed.
It is your right to have a friend, family member, Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate, or other representative present with you while reporting the incident.