Below you will find information on the most common types of victimizations that college students experience.

 
Sexual violence is any forced, coerced or unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature whether by an acquaintance or stranger. Sexual violence ranges from unwanted touching to intercourse (rape). This includes: acts where force or the threat of force is used; having sex with a person who is incapacitated, unconscious, sleeping, or under the influence of an intoxicating substance; attempted rape and committing a sexual act on an under-aged person.

It’s important to know that:

  • Sexual assault is any sexual activity without a person’s consent.
  • Yes means yes, everything else means no.
  • Rape is a crime of power and domination.  
Intimate Partner Abuse is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another. The abuse occurs along a continuum for least harmful acts such as yelling and to violent attacks. The types of abuse used may include: psychological, economic, physical and sexual. This includes abusive and violent behavior committed by an intimate partner, family member or household member.

 

It’s important to know that:

  • Leaving a relationship is the most dangerous time for victims. 
  • Jealousy is not a sign of love.
  • Isolation is a form of control. 
Stalking is a pattern of acts and behaviors directed at a specific person that causes emotional distress and fear of harm. Stalking includes: unwanted contact such as following or showing up uninvited, receiving repeated calls or texts; receiving numerous unwanted cards, gifts e-mails or texts; and monitoring computer use.

 

It’s important to know that:

  • Stalking is often associated with other crimes such as rape and intimate partner violence. 
  • Someone knowing excessive information about you may be a sign of stalking.
  • Altering routes and schedules may enhance safety.
 

 Help is available! 

A Victim Advocate is available 24 hours a day