Victim Advocate: (941) 504-8599
If you or someone you know is the victim of crime, sexual assault and/or partner violence, the Victim Advocate is available to help 24/7.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault does not discriminate between age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ethnicity or race. The term, as defined by RAINN, refers to any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault can include:
- Attempted rape
- Unwanted sexual touching
- Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetration
- Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
Rape occurs when any person is incapable of giving legal sexual consent because they are
- Under 16 years old
- Mentally incapacitated
- Physically helpless, including physically affected by drugs or alcohol consumption
- Mentally ‘incompetent’
Local Outreach Agencies
To learn about Title IX, filing a complaint and contact information for important points of contact on campus, please view USFSM’s Title IX flyer.