The term sexual violence is an all-encompassing term that refers to crimes such as sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. It is a serious problem that affects millions of people of all ages and genders. While the specific definitions of sexual assault vary from state to state, one thing remains the same, it is never the victim’s fault.
Forms of sexual assault include:
- Rape or attempted rape
- Unwanted sexual contact or touching of another person
- Exposing of one’s genitalia to another without consent
- Rape or non-consensual touching of another person while they are unable to give consent, such as due to intoxication
We are here to help you.
The Sonoma State University Police Department is committed to stopping and ending sexual violence in all its forms. To accomplish this, the Sonoma State University Police Department works to support the university’s goal to provide an educational and professional environment free from harassment and sexual assault.
Sexual violence doesn’t discriminate and can happen to anyone, regardless of race, culture, religion, income level, and immigration status. If someone is abusing you or someone you know, help is available. Please call the Sonoma State University Police Department for assistance. We are here to help you.