Statistics and Definitions
Title IX statistics:
- 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college
- 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college
- College students are the most vulnerable to sexual violence during the first few weeks of the first and second year
- About 60% of on-campus rapes occur in the residence of the victim; 31% in another residence; and 9% in fraternity houses
- 90% of survivors on a college campus know their attackers
- 75% of the victims of rape involving attackers known to them did not identify their experience as rape
- Less than 5% of college rapes are reported
- 97% of alcohol-related sexual assaults both parties were drinking
One of the most persistent myths about rape is that the victim was somehow party to the offense: he or she was seductive or provocative and got what they asked for. Even if the victim wore a short skirt, drank too much, and even if he/she acted provocatively or seductively, the victim still retains the right to say no.
What is consent?
Consent means the affirmative, unambiguous and voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity during a sexual encounter.
Consent cannot be given by an individual who is:
- mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason; or
- under duress, threat, coercion, or force.
Consent cannot be assumed or inferred under circumstances in which consent is not clear, including but not limited to:
- the absence of “no” or “stop”; or
- the existence of a prior or current relationship or sexual activity.
- Sexual assault means any offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape.
- Rape is penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim, this includes any gender victim or perpetrator.
- Fondling is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification without
consentof the victim.
- Incest is non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory rape is non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory are of consent.
- Dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
- Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. The victim is usually selected, stalked, groomed and victimized. The 6 steps in the grooming process are: target the victim, gain the victim’s trust, fill a need for the victim, isolate the victim, sexual exploitation and maintaining control.
- Quid pro quo is harassment that occurs when a school employee causes a student to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct in order to participate in a school program or activity. It can also occur when an employee causes a student to believe that the employee will make an educated decision based on whether or not the student submits to unwelcome sexual conduct.
- A hostile environment is when harassment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is no severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment. A hostile environment can be created by a school employee, another student, or even someone visiting the school, such as a student or employee from another school.
Title IX Hotline
Title IX Email
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Bennie Graves
Title IX Coordinator for
Faculty and Staff
Title IX Investigator
Dr. Adrienne Mccain
Title IX Investigator for Faculty and Staff