Sexual assault refers to sexual contact without consent. This includes rape, sexual abuse, attempted rape, and unwanted sexual touching. It may or may not include penetration (including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex).
Anything that isn't consensual is assault.
If you are unable to willingly consent to sex (if you are under the influence, for example) and unwanted sexual contact occurs, it is considered sexual assault.
Nazareth takes any sexual assault seriously.
Nazareth College follows federal guidelines for creating an environment free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. Nazareth's Title IX: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment & Discrimination policy explains prohibited conduct, consent, reporting to campus Title IX coordinators, confidential support, and more.
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Nazareth offers health education workshops on a variety of topics, including sexual assault.