Interpersonal Violence is a term used to describe sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Individuals aged 18-24 years old report experiencing the highest rates of interpersonal violence. Interpersonal violence can occur in different types of relationships and is often committed by a dating partner, friend, acquaintance, roommate, or ex-partner. In most cases of interpersonal violence, the person engaging in violent behavior is known to the victim or survivor.
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Is when one partner uses abusive behavior to assert power and control over the other. Abusive behaviors may include verbal, emotional, financial, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
Is any non-consensual physical contact of a sexual nature, including but not limited to, kissing, groping, fondling, or rape. University Policy 502 includes definitions and policies regarding sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Is a course of conduct (two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties [by any action, method, device, or means] follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about an individual, or interferes with an individuals property) directed at a specific individual that would cause a reasonable individual (under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim) to (a) fear for their safety or the safety of others or (b) suffer Substantial Emotional Distress. For more information about stalking and the signs to look for, visit the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) at https://www.stalkingawareness.org/
Sexual harassment is unwanted, inappropriate sexual advances, including suggestive gestures, language, touching, or treating someone differently because of their sex, gender, or sexual orientation.