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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The college is a community of trust whose existence depends on strict adherence to standards of conduct set by its members. Sexual assault is a serious violation of these standards and will not be tolerated.

Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact without consent

Intentional touching:
Either of the victim or when the victim is forced to touch (either directly or through clothing) another person's genitals, breasts, thighs, or buttocks.

Sexual intercourse:
Without consent whether by an acquaintance or a stranger.

Attempted sexual assault:
Oral sex, anal intercourse, or sexual penetration with an object without consent.

To constitute consent, a person must freely give an agreement to the sexual conduct in question. To constitute a lack of consent, the acts must be committed either by force, threat of force, intimidation, or through use of the victim's inability to give informed consent due to the use of alcohol and/or sedative drugs including: GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, or other "date rape" drugs.

The college encourages all members of the college community to be aware of both the consequences of sexual assault and the options available to victims. The college urges students who have experienced sexual assault to seek assistance using appropriate resources.

The college places the highest priority on protecting the health and safety of the college community. The college will make no attempt to shield members in the college community from the law, nor would it intervene in legal proceedings on behalf of a member of the community. Victims of a crime will be informed of their right to report the crime to the local police.