Sexual Violence

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Sexual violence is any violence, PHYSICAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL, carried out through sexual means or by targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression. Sexual violence includes, but is not limited to:


Sexual Violence is not tolerated at Brescia

All members of the Brescia community have the right to study, learn, live, work, and research in an environment free of sexual violence. Any and all acts or threats of sexual violence will be addressed and individuals who have committed an act of sexual violence will be held accountable.

Sexual violence is a crime and is never the fault of the survivor

Sexual violence is a crime, whatever the past or present relationship between the people involved. No one has the right to threaten or force another person to have sexual contact. No one has the right to abuse a position of trust, power, or authority to get another person to have sex.

Sexual violence affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations

Sexual violence can involve situations where sexual activity is obtained by someone abusing a position of trust, power, or authority. Many people do not tell anyone they have experienced sexual violence, or even realize they experienced sexual violence, until months or years later.

This website is focused on support and education. It is designed to be a tool that all members of the Brescia community can use to learn more information about responding to and preventing sexual violence on our campus, and supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Our thanks and gratitude for information and content used from The University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, and University of Illinois.