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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is an act of interpersonal violence that occurs at alarming numbers on college campuses. Victims can be male, female, straight, gay, bisexual or transgender. Shepherd University is committed to eliminating sexual assault on our campus and we want to ensure the victims of sexual assault receive the care and resources they need to be healthy, feel safe and regain a sense of control over their lives.

Sexual Assault is form of Sexual Misconduct and is defined in the Student Code of Conduct as:

Non-consensual Sexual Contact, including any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object or body part, performed by a person upon another person. Sexual Contact includes (a) intentional touching of the breasts, buttocks, groin or genitals, whether clothed or unclothed, or intentionally touching another with any of these body parts; and (b) making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts.

Non-consensual Sexual Intercourse, including any penetration, however slight, with any object or body part, performed by a person upon another person. Sexual Intercourse includes (a) vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; (b) anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; and (c) any contact, no matter how slight, between the mouth of one person and the genitalia of another person.