Sex Violence


Title IX defines* sex violence as:

  • Sexual abuse or assault, battery or coercion
  • Unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or completed rape
  • Use of force or manipulation of unwanted sexual activity
  • Physical acts where a person is incapable of giving consent or is against a person's will


Examples of sex violence include:

  • Sexual assault, battery or coercion
  • Dating and domestic violence
  • Attempted or completed rape
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Physical and/or aggressive sexual advances


*This is a summary definition only. Please refer to Student Conduct Code Policy 5030 for complete Title IX definitions.