Sexual Violence Prevention

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Contact

Aimee Janssen-Robinson, M.Ed., CHES
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Advocacy
Victim Advocate
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 813
Indiana State University
office: 812-237-3829
cell: 812-230-3803
aimee.janssen-robinson@indstate.edu

What is Sexual Assault ?

Sexual Assault is:

  • Sexual contact without a person’s consent. It covers a range of acts from unwanted touching and fondling to attempted and completed rape. What these acts have in common is a lack of consent.
  • Occurs when a person is unable to consent; when he or she is forced, threatened, intimidated or physically or mentally incapacitated. Alcohol or drug intoxication can produce such a state of incapacitation.
  • Rape is sexual intercourse without a person’s consent. It includes vaginal, anal or oral penetration with either a body part or an object.
  • Sexual assault is a crime. It is a crime of power, not lust, and it is intended to hurt, control, and humiliate another person.
  • Sexual assault is most often perpetrated by someone known to the victim—an acquaintance, friend, date, classmate, coworker, or intimate partner. About 90% of sexual assaults on college students are committed by someone the victim knows.¹

Is it Sexual Assault if...?

  • I didn't resist physically?
  • I was drunk or he was drunk?
  • I am dating or used to date the person who assaulted me?
  • I don't remember the assault?
  • I was asleep or unconscious when it happened?
  • I thought "NO" but didn't say it ?

Link to Subtab 3 below