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                          Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual Assault, including rape, occurs when a person is forced or coerced, physically or verbally, into any type of sexual activity with another person, whether the assailant is a friend, acquaintance, or stranger. Rape, in the State of Ohio, is legally defined as a forced or coerced vaginal, oral, or anal penetration with an object, penis, or other body part. Force and coercion signify a lack of consent to sexual activity. Rape occurs when consent to engage in sexual conduct is never given or when consent is obtained through the following conditions.

  • force
  • threat of force
  • manipulation
  • impairment by being forced or tricked to consume alcohol or other drugs
  • unconsciousness

    Sexual Assault is an Act of Violence, Not Sex

    Sexual assault, including rape, is motivated by a need for power and control, or by anger. Assailants use sex as a weapon in order to degrade, humiliate, injure, and control their victims.

    Get The Facts

  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
  • College age women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.
  • Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailants.
  • 90% of all campus rapes occur when alcohol has been used by either the assailant or the victim.

    Education, Prevention, Resources

    Wright State University is committed to education and increasing awareness of students, faculty, and staff about preventing incidents of sexual misconduct/assault.  The Office of Student Support Services is responsible for coordinating the university’s sexual misconduct/assault education and prevention program in collaboration with the Wright State university coalition against sexual assault (CASA).  Members of the Coalition include representatives from the Office of Affirmative Action Programs, Counseling and Wellness Services, Residence Services, Student Activities, Student Health Services, Community Standards and Student Conduct, the University Police Department, Student Support Services, and the Women’s Center.  Education and prevention initiatives are conducted throughout campus.

    Education and prevention resources provided include:

    • Residence Services, the Women’s Center, Student Health Services, Counseling and Wellness Services, Community Standards and Student Conduct, the University Police Department, and the Office of Affirmative Action Programs distribute sexual misconduct/assault prevention materials and information.
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) is implemented annually in collaboration with CASA.  This program educates the university community about preventing sexual misconduct/assault.  A variety of events are held during SAAW.
    • Residence Services staff receives sexual assault misconduct/assault education in their training and staff development programs.
    • Educational programming is also conducted within the Wright State University residential communities.
    • Sexual Misconduct/Assault prevention information is disseminated in first year student seminar classes and learning communities.
    • Safety brochures are provided to Students, Staff, and Faculty on the Crime Prevention Section of the Police Department's Website so that they can be downloaded or forwarded to friends or family.

    There are campus and community resources and services available to students even if university or criminal reports are not made.  The university strongly encourages students to seek assistance to care for themselves emotionally and physically through confidential crisis intervention, health care, and counseling.  As students tend to their health, they should keep in mind that medical examinations are time-sensitive, and are critical in preserving evidence of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault so that options can be considered at a later time. Questions about services and resources should be made to the Office of Student Support Services.

    Wright State University Policies

    WSU Student Code of Conduct -

    Student Grievance Policies -

    4001 Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity Policies and Affirmative Action Plan -

    Local Resources & Services

    The Community Network - (937) 376-8700

    Greene County Sheriff’s Office - (937) 562-4800

    Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Victim Witness Division - (937) 562-5087

    Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County - (937) 372-4552 or (937) 426-2334 - 24-hour crisis hotline

    Artemis Center (Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency) - Dayton, Ohio - (937) 222-SAFE

    RAINN – Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (National Sexual Assault Hotline) - 1-800-656-HOPE

    Miami Valley Hospital – Dayton, Ohio - (937) 208-8000

    Soin Medical Center – Beavercreek, Ohio - (937) 702-4000

    Contact Us:


    Office of Student Support Services

    022 Student Union

    (937) 775-3749 (Office)

    (937) 775-3742 (Fax)

    Katie Deedrick, Director

    Barbara Allbright, Administrative Specialist







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