Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual assault is having or attempting to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact with another individual without consent. This includes sexual intercourse or sexual contact achieved by the use or threat of force or coercion, where an individual does not consent to the sexual act, or where an individual is incapacitated. Sexual assault includes the following acts:

  • Attempted or Actual Penetrations: Having or attempting to have non-consensual vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, however slight, with any object or body part, with another person.
  • All Other Forms of Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: Having or attempting to have any non-consensual, non-accidental touching of a sexual nature. This touching can include, but is not limited to, kissing or touching the private parts of another, or causing the other to touch the harasser’s private parts.

Other prohibited conduct includes:

Definitions of each of these items can be found in the complete Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy, pages 2 – 4.

  • SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
  • STALKING
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • RETALIATION

  • INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION & RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Sexual Assault Information and Resources for Students booklet

WHO CAN I CALL FOR SUPPORT?

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE COORDINATOR (SARC)
Shannon Lynch

610-519-7408 (available 24/7 on call)
Health Promotion Office, 1st floor  Health Services Building
(when Ms. Lynch is not available, another trained member of the Student Life staff will be on-call in the role of the SARC, accessible by calling the same number above)

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER
610-519-4050
Room 206 Health Services Building
Available by appointment Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, and available for consultation 24/7 by contacting the Student Health Center, Residence Life (your RA), or Public Safety

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
610-519-4070
3rd floor Health Services Building
Open 24/7 when classes are in session
Open 8:00am – 4pm Monday – Friday when classes are not in session
(on breaks and during the summer)

PUBLIC SAFETY
610-519-4444 (emergency)
610-519-6979 (non-emergency)
Farrell Hall, Lancaster Avenue
Available 24/7 365-days/year