What is Sexual Violence
Sexually violent acts are prohibted under the Siena College Human Rights policy, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Sexual violence is defined as:
Sexual coercion is the act of using force, threats, alcohol or drugs and/or using physical, emotional or verbal pressure to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will or where a person is incapable of giving consent for reasons including, but not limited to, the victim’s age, the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol or the victim’s inability to give consent due to intellectual or other disability. Sexual contact includes kissing, patting, fondling, oral sex, genital touching, and any other sexual behavior that makes the victim feel uncomfortable.
The term sexual assault refers to offenses classified as a forcible or nonforcible sex offence under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling, incest and statutory rape.
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