Sexual assault, sexual misconduct and "having sex" are not the same.
Sexual assault and sexual misconduct are acts of hostility, power, control, degradation, and violence…not passion. They are attempts to control and degrade others using sex and sexual acts as weapons. Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault or sexual misconduct - women, men, and children. Perpetrators of sexual assault and sexual misconduct can be anyone: a stranger, someone you have known for a long time or someone you have just met.
Saint Mary's College of California insists that all members of its community shall be able to pursue their interests free from sexual assault, sexual misconduct and other forms of sexual harassment. This Policy pertains to incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between students or where the alleged perpetrator is a student. To report a violation of this Policy when the alleged perpetrator is a student, follow the procedures outlined below. To report a violation of this Policy when the alleged perpetrator is a faculty or staff member, contact the Director of Human Resources at (925) 631-4212. For information regarding reporting other forms of sexual harassment see the Policy Prohibiting, and Procedures for Reporting, Discrimination, Harassment, including Sexual, and Retaliation.