What is Dating Violence? What is Domestic Violence?
Dating violence and domestic violence are prohibited under the Siena College Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Dating violence is violence committed by a person who (a) has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and (b) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: length of the relationship, type of relationship and frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Domestic violence is a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim/survivor, by a person with whom the victim/survivor shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim/survivor as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim/survivor under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim/survivor who is protected from the person’s acts under the domestic violence laws of the jurisdiction.
Dating/domestic violence is a pattern of coercive or abusive behaviors used to obtain and maintain power and control in a relationship.
Abusive behaviors can be:
Examples may include but are not limited to:
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