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1 Office of Affirmative Action - (870)

2 Sexual Misconduct includes… Sexting Dating Violence Rape Opposite Sex Bullying On campus Stalking Same Sex Off Campus …Gender-based Without Permission

3 Sexual Assault Statistics 1 in 10 girls by the end of high school 10% 1 in 4 women during four years of college 25% 1 in 7 men during their lifetime14% *Assaults are under-reported in general and even more so by male victims. A 2002 study found that only 5% of all sexual assaults are reported.

4 Sexual Assault & Violence… Sexual Assault is sexual intercourse or intrusion without consent. ASU calls this Non-Consensual Intercourse and includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Sexual Violence does not necessitate sex. It can be an attempted, but incomplete act or other gender-based non-consensual act. This is Non- Consensual Contact and includes light touching, dating violence, etc...

5 Must have Consent - Permission A person can not give consent if they are… Incapacitated – has no understanding of “who, what, when, where, why or how” intoxicated lack of mental or physical capacity Unconscious or asleep Forced – does not require resistance and includes threats, intimidation, and coercion Silence does NOT give permission Giving into pressure or intimidation is NOT consent

6 NO means NO “No” always means “No” “Yes” may mean “No” “Yes” can be changed to “No” Anything but clear, knowing and voluntary permission to any sexual action is “No”

7 Test Your Knowledge What is your Sexual Assault IQ…

8 True or False When answering a confidential survey, almost 1/3 of college men said that they would rape, if they could be assured of not getting caught.

9 True Culturally sexist attitudes, disrespectful attitudes

10 True or False Sometimes women can cause rape by the way they dress and act.

11 False No one asks or dresses to “be raped” Research suggests that up to 70% of rapes are planned in advance; therefore, the victim’s behavior or dress at the time of the incident is insignificant.

12 True or False It is always better to get a ride from someone than walk alone at night, even if you don’t know the person well.

13 False Ride with someone you know or take a taxi; Riding with the wrong person puts you at the risk of being taken miles away from the last place you were seen; Walking keeps you closer to people who know you, saw you last, and where you can get help.

14 True or False Alcohol is rarely a factor in college acquaintance rapes.

15 False 90% occur with at least one person under the influence

16 …Sexual Exploitation… Sexual Exploitation includes invasion of sexual privacy, voyeurism (peeping Toms), non- consensual video or audio-taping, prostituting another, knowingly transmitting an STI or HIV to another individual, and going beyond the boundaries of consent.

17 Sexual Exploitation Stats – Explicit Photos* 1 in 4 teens and 1/3 of adults have sent or posted an explicit photo of themselves including: 22% teen girls 18% teen boys 11% young teen girls (13-16 years old) 40% of men and 1/3 of boys report seeing the photos 15% of males report disseminating photos after a break-up Child porn and/or exploitation if under 18 years old Federal: 5-20 years, lifetime duty to register as a sex offender Arkansas: 5-30 years; fines up to $15, 000; lifetime sex offender *Texas Study

18 …and Sexual Harassment Sexual Harassment 1.Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is, 2.Sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it, 3.Unreasonably interferes with, denies, alters, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational programs, activities, and/or employment, and is 4.Based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile or intimidating environment, or retaliation

19 Relationships of Caution GAs and student workers are both non-supervisory employees and students. As employees they are responsible for reporting violations which may put the victim or the campus community in further danger. Ask yourselves, “Is it likely to occur again?” and “Is there a fear of further harm?” GA’s and student workers must be cautious about their relationships with other students who may see them in positions of leadership or authority and may consider their actions as harassing. Employees must be very cautious about their relationships with students or subordinates. If the relationship ends badly, sexual harassment may be alleged.

20 Reduce Risk and Be Aware Define yourself and your sexual limits – be firm Do not give mixed messages Stay with a group/friends you trust - avoid secluded areas Trust your gut feelings! Practice self-defense Challenge sexist attitudes that make rape acceptable Be aware of controlling behavior in your relationships: Intimidating stares Degrading jokes or language Refusal to accept “no” about anything Insistence on making all of the “important” decisions Extreme jealously, possessiveness History of violent behavior

21 Signs – Help may be needed Health consequences one may experience after being traumatized: Mental Guilt Vulnerability Loss of Control Embarrassment, shame Anxiety, shaking, nightmares Concern for the rapist Anger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Flashbacks Rape trauma syndrome Physical STDs Pregnancy Bruises Broken Bones Bruising/damage internally Feeling sick/throwing up Headaches Sleeping all the time or Unable to fall asleep

22 Be a Hero – How to Help Listen and believe. Victims may feel scared, ashamed, angry, or depressed. Listen, believe and indicate you want to help. The healing process is slow. Seek medical attention immediately. Go to the doctor or hospital. Put clothing in a paper bag, pillow case, or wrap in newspaper – NOT plastic. Report to the university and police as appropriate. Be the hero! Don’t go along with sexist, macho attitudes and teasing that promotes harassment and rape. Stand-up for yourself and others, and encourage respect.

23 Who do I tell? Title IX Coordinator, Traci Perrin (870) or Reports to the Title IX Coordinator, UPD or supervisory personnel are non-confidential; however, only people who need to know will be told, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual. Compliance with employee privacy laws and FERPA (student privacy) are maintained.

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25 Other reporting possibilities… Title IX Coordinator, Traci Perrin (870) or You may also report violations to non-supervisory faculty, advisors, support staff, and others who will be discrete while offering assistance. These individuals are not required to report to the Title IX Coordinator unless there is a fear of further risk or harm. Medical and mental health providers, clergy, and crisis centers can provide increased confidentiality and support as well. *If the situation involves a minor (under 18) it may also be Child Maltreatment and require reporting to the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline and/or local police.

26 Child Maltreatment As an employee of ASU, you are a mandated reporter of Child Maltreatment. Abuse Neglect Abandonment Sexual Abuse Sexual Exploitation

27 Report Report to the Child Abuse Hotline at if you: Have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been subjected to child maltreatment Have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has died as a result of child maltreatment Observe a child being subjected to conditions or circumstances that would reasonably result in child maltreatment.

28 Who and When Child Maltreatment refers to individuals under the age of 18. You must report instances which occur any where, any time. This is a 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week requirement and responsibility as long as you are a state employee. If Child Maltreatment occurs on campus or at a campus event, it must also be reported to HR per ASU System Policy.

29 Punishable Not reporting Child Maltreatment is punishable by a fine up to $2,500, imprisonment up to 1 year or both Child Abuse Hotline

30 Questions or Concerns … (870) Traci Perrin – Sandra Elliott –


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