Sexual Violence

Facts

  • 3.1% of ASU female students and 0.7% of ASU male students reported they experienced an attempted or completed sexual assault in the previous year. (unduplicated data)
     
  • 5.9% of ASU female students 3.5% ASU male students reported that they experienced sexual touching against their will in the previous year.
     
  • 1% of ASU female students and 0.6% of ASU male students reported they had been in a sexually abusive relationship in the previous year.

American College Health Association. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment: Arizona State University Spring 2013. Baltimore: American College Health Association; 2013 (n=1,547)

Sexual Assault

  • Attempted or completed non-consensual sexual act
  • Touching
  • Anal, oral, or vaginal penetration
  • Threats of rape

Sexual Consent

  • Verbal agreement to engage in sexual activity; silence does not mean "yes"
  • Must be given by a sober, conscious individual
  • Must be given freely, with no emotional or physical force
  • Consent to one act of sex does not mean consent to all acts of sex

Know or it's "NO"

Silence does not equal a verbal "yes." Make sure you have verbal consent before engaging in any sexual acts.

  • A person has the right to say no at any point during any sexual act, even if they have consented in the past
  • If your partner says no or tells you to stop, stop immediately

Acquaintance Rape VS. Stranger Rape

It might surprise you to know, about 9 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, not a stranger.

Fisher, B.S., Cullen, F.T., and Turner, M.G., (2000). The Sexual Victimization of College Women (NCJRS Publication No. 182369). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Sexual Assault, Drugs, and Alcohol

  • Alcohol is the number one date rape drug
  • A person who is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug cannot give consent

Stopping Sexual Assault

  • The perpetrator is the only one who can truly prevent sexual assault
  • Prosecute perpetrators of sexual assault
  • Challenge sexist behavior

Sexual Violence Links

Sexual Assault Resources
Get Involved with Violence Prevention
Sexual Assault Presentations

For more information about Sexual Violence, please contact wellness@asu.edu.