According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
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)
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 Student Conduct Policies and Procedures PDF document.
Questions concerning student conduct policies and procedures should be directed to the Office of Student Support and Community Standards, 307 Pratt Hall, 724-357-1264.
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 May 13, 2019