Rape and sexual assault

What is rape?

Rape/Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment should not be tolerated by anyone and is a form of discrimination based on gender.  Any sexual activity without consent is a violation of not only university policy/regulation but the law.  The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity request you to please think before you act and to respect others.

For information related to statistics Campus Sexual Violence please visit https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence.


University of Alaska policy regarding assault

UA Board of Regents policy defines sexual assault as follows:

Endangerment, Assault, or Infliction of Physical Harm (For Title IX must be related to gender/identity/expression) (For EO must be related to another protected category)

Endangerment, assault, or infliction of physical harm is defined as conduct which threatens the health and safety of another person, or conduct which threatens or causes physical harm to another person, or threatening or causing physical harm to another person.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  1. physical abuse, defined as threatening or causing injury or physical pain to another person, or threatening or causing physical contact with another person when the person knows or should reasonably have known that the other person(s) will regard the contact as offensive or provocative;
  2. relationship violence, defined as violence or abuse by a person on another person with whom they are engaged in an intimate relationship. An intimate relationship is defined as a relationship related to marriage, cohabitation, dating or within a family and can occur in opposite-sex and same-sex relationships, regardless of whether it is a current or past relationship. Examples of relationship violence include but are not limited to:
    1. domestic violence: a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior in which one intimate partner uses physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation and emotional, sexual, psychological, digital or economic abuse to control and change the behavior of the other partner; or
    2. dating violence: behavior(s) used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Examples of power and control may come in the form of emotional, verbal, financial, physical, sexual or digital abuse.

Title IX poster regarding drinking, rape and victim-blaming

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