Sexual Assault & Battery

Definition

Sexual Assault is defined as any attempted or actual act of non-consensual sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse or any intrusion, however slight, of any part of any person's body or of any other object into the oral, genital or anal openings of another person's body. This includes forcible or non-forcible sex offenses, including rape and fondling.

 

Dating/Relationship Violence

Dating/Relationship violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim where the existence of such relationship shall be based on a) The length of the relationship, b)The type of the relationship, and c) The frequency of the interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. This includes sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. 

 

Consent

Consent requires speech or conduct indicating a freely given, un-coerced agreement to engage in sexual contact. Consent may not be inferred from silence or passivity alone and a current or previous relationship is not sufficient to constitute consent.
There are a number of factors which may limit or negate a person's ability to consent to a sexual act. These include but are not limited to age, impairment due to the influence of alcohol or drugs, an intellectual or other disability, a person's temporary or permanent mental or physical impairment, unconsciousness, fear and coercion

 

Stalking

Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person's safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.

 

Options

 

Medical Care:

It is important for the victims and survivors to have information about available health care services, including HIV and sexually transmitted infection screenings and preventative measures. They may choose to have an anonymous forensic exam to evaluate possible medical needs after an assault, document injuries and collect evidence

 

Criminal Reporting:

If the alleged assault  is a crime, a report should be made to the Florida State University Police Department or other appropriate law enforcement agency if the incident occurred off campus.

 

Additional Information

Report an Incident

Tips to Prevent Sexual Violence

Title IX Statement

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