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Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know experiences violoence, you're not alone. Help is available.


Know the Facts 

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):

  • Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
  • One in four women and one in six men will be a victim of sexual assault.
  • One in six women and one in six men has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
  • College aged women are four times more likely to experience sexual assault.
  • Approximately two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. (USDOJ

Student Conduct Policy

As a community, the university has developed a code of standards and expectations that are consistent with its purpose as an educational institution. The Student Conduct Policies and Procedures articulate these standards. Students are held accountable for violations of these policies through the university conduct system.  

Information about completed or attempted sexual assault and consent is listed on page 6 of the The Student Conduct Policies and Procedures PDF document. 

Questions concerning student conduct policies and procedures should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct, 307 Pratt Hall, (724) 357-1264.

For more Information:

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about resources for survivors of violence, help is available.

Contact the Haven Project at (724) 357-3947 or the Counseling Center at (724) 357-2621. 

You may also contact your local crisis hotline:

Last updated on August 17, 2015