Sexual violence is a physical sexual act perpetrated against someone's will or when the victim is incapable of giving consent. It may include physical force, threats or intimidation, ignoring the other person's objections, causing someone to become intoxicated with alcohol or drugs, and taking advantage of anyone who is incapacitated, even if that person is voluntarily intoxicated.
Silence or a lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the 2014 "yes means yes" legislation, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent.
Dating violence, which is a form of domestic violence, is the abuse committed by someone who is or has been in a social, dating, spousal, cohabitation or similar relationship with the victim.
Sexual and dating violence are NEVER the fault of the person harmed, no matter the circumstances or relationship.
Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is victimized by anyone - a stranger, an acquaintance or an intimate partner. You also may use one of the University's incident-reporting options, listed on this website.
Any Sacramento State student or employee who is found in violation of the University's sexual misconduct policy may face disciplinary and civil and/or criminal legal action, whether the incident occurred on campus or elsewhere.