In an effort to help preserve the well being of the Ohio University community, the content of this site provides answers to frequently asked questions about sexual assault and the University's response to it.
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How can sexual assault be prevented?
What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
Who are the victims of sexual assault?
*Statistics from Rainn.org
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is any unwanted physical, emotional or sexual contact. Sexual assault is a form of violence. It encompasses a wide range of sexual actions taken against a person without the person’s consent, against the person’s will, or under force, threat of force or coercion. Legally, consent cannot be given while intoxicated since these states inhibit an aware state of mind. (Excerpt from the Ohio Revised Code)