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Sexual Assault Policy
Sexual assault is any sexual activity initiated by an individual that occurs without consent of the individual to whom the sexual activity is directed and/or by force or coercion, including non-consensual sexual contact and non-consensual sexual intercourse.
Non-consensual sexual contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object or body part, by a person upon another person that is without consent and/or by force or coercion. Non-consensual sexual contact includes intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, or the clothing covering those parts; or touching others with any of these body parts, clothed or unclothed; or any other intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner.
Non-consensual sexual intercourse is penetration, however slight, with any object or body part, of the vagina or anus, or fellatio or cunnilingus that is without consent and/or by force or coercion.
Consent – Consent is willingly and verbally agreeing to speciﬁc sexual contact or conduct. No one who has been forced or coerced into sexual activity can consent. No one who is impaired by alcohol, other drugs, or prescribed medication can consent. Engaging in sexual activity with an individual who one knows or reasonably should know to be impaired is a violation of this policy.
Force is the use or threatened use of physical violence or imposing on someone physically to gain sexual access.
Coercion is unreasonable pressure for sexual activity, including continued pressure for sexual activity once an individual communicates disapproval for that activity, non-physical threats, or implied threats.