University of Southern Indiana
University's Sexual Assault Policy

In plain language...

USI prohibits all forms of sexual and gender-based violence.

Sexual assault is any kind of sexually offensive act against another person, any verbally offensive demand or suggestion, and any intentional touching of another person's body without mutual consent. These acts can include:

  • Rape 
  • Any forced penetration - vaginal, oral, or anal - with a body part or object
  • Acts on a person who is not conscious or able to give consent
  • Indecent exposure
  • Direct or indirect threats linked to sexual propositions or activity
  • Coerced sexual activity
  • Sexual propositions
  • Unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person, such as a sex organ, buttocks, or breasts
  • Use of intoxicants, including alcohol, which impair the victim's ability to give consent

Stalking is repeated, unwanted attention, harassment, and contact. Stalking may seem flattering to outsiders, but when the stalker's behavior is unwanted and intrusive, it can be frightening because of fear and disruption to the victim's life.  These acts can include:

  • Following or laying in wait for someone
  • Repeated, unwanted communication by phone, mail, email, text
  • Harassment via electronic public forums such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Damaging the victim's property
  • Making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim, the victim's family, friends, or pets
  • Sending gifts
  • Securing personal information about the victim

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