What to do:
If you have been sexually assaulted, do not hesitate to get help or file a report. The Sexual Assault Task Force has an in depth list of policies and procedures designed to assist victims of sexual assault. There are many offices on campus that are able and want to help you. All information shared with them will be withheld confidentially, at your discretion. The following are links to those offices, as well as instructions on how to file a report.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Community Standards and Responsibility
Definition of Sexual Assault:
Sexual assault is physical contact of a sexual nature without clear, voluntary, intelligent, or knowing consent. In the state of Florida, sexual assault is legally referred to as sexual battery and is defined in Florida State Statute 794.011 as “any oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object.” Individuals cannot give permission or consent if they are obviously incapacitated by any drug or intoxicant. They cannot give consent if they are unaware, unconscious, asleep, or physically or mentally unable to communicate non-consent. Furthermore, individuals cannot be forced, threatened, coerced, or deceived into giving consent, which may be especially pertinent in disciplinary or supervisory relationships.