Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Definition: Sexual Assault is an act of VIOLENCE, POWER, and CONTROL in which one person forces or manipulates another person into unwanted sexual behavior.  This includes:

  • Exposure to inappropriate materials (pornographic pictures or videos, flashing, or exhibitionism)
  • Sexual contact (unwanted touches)
  • Sexual harassment
  • Rape: actual or attempted vaginal, oral, or anal penetration by an object, body part, or ejaculated bodily fluid.  Assault can be date, acquaintance, by a family member (incest/ child    sexual assault), co-habitating or spousal rape or sexual assault by a professional. Sexual assault often includes stalking.
     

Statistics

  • 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males will be a victim of sexual assault in her/his lifetime
  • In women, 75% of this risk occurs between the ages 14 and 24. In males 70% of risk occurs before the age of 18.
  • In 85% of sexual assault, the victim knows the perpetrator
  • Of this 85%, 57% of these assaults happen on dates

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Resources & Services

On Campus & Confidential

  • WCSU Counseling Center: (203) 837-8690
  • Women’s Center: On Campus (203) 837-3939
  • WCSU Health Services: (203) 837-8594
  • University Police: (203) 837-9300

On Campus/ Non-confidential

  • Judicial Affairs: (203) 837-8770
  • Dean of Students: (203) 837-9700
  • Title IX Coordinator: (203) 837-8277
  • Residential Programs, Housing and Residential Life: (203) 837-8532
  • Choices (Substance Abuse Office): (203) 837-8899

Off Campus

  • Women’s Center Community Center (203) 731-5200 
  • Sexual Assault Hotline 24 hour (203) 731-5204
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hour (203) 731-5206
  • Danbury Hospital (203) 739-7000

 

 

 

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