Shepherd University

SU Interpersonal Violence
 Resource Center

Stalking

At Shepherd, we recognize that there are very serious and threatening behaviors one person can exhibit towards another without any physical contact being present; these actions can make a person feel unsafe in their environment. We firmly believe that stalking is serious. In fact, it is often violent, and can escalate over time. A stalker can be someone you know well or not at all. No matter what the behavior, a victim of stalking is never to blame for a stalker's behavior.

As stated in the Student Code of Conduct, Stalking is defined as:

Committing an act, such as nonconsensual repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following, or harassment, directed at a specific person or their family through any means that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear for safety or suffer significant emotional distress.

Some Behaviors a Stalker May Exhibit

Common Reactions to being Stalked

What Can I Do if I Think I am Being Stalked

Resources