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                                                  Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual misconduct is defined as any attempt at or any actual unwanted sexual contact, physical or nonphysical, in the absence of clear and voluntary consent. Clear and voluntary consent is consent that is given freely and actively in mutually understandable words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Consent is not clear or voluntary if it results from the use of physical force, threats, intimidation, or coercion. It is a violation of policy to have sexual contact with someone who is known to be, or should be known to be incapable of making a rational, reasonable decision. 

Examples of sexual misconduct include but are not limited to:

  • Any sexual penetration however slight, with any body part or object without consent.
  • Any sexual touching with any body part or object without consent.
  • Taking non-consensual, unjust, or abusive sexual advantage of another. Examples include, but are not limited to, video or audio-taping of sexual activity without the express permission of both parties, going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as knowingly allowing another to watch otherwise consensual sexual activity without the participants knowledge) and engaging in non-consensual voyeurism
  • The exposure of the private or intimate parts of the body in a lewd manner in public or in private premises.
  • Any form of harassment, including sexual harassment or harassment based on perceived or actual identities. 

 Sexual harassment includes:

  • An unwanted sexual advances or request for sexual favor.
  • Sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, insults, humor and jokes about sex or gender-specific traits, sexual propositions, threats.
  • Suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.
  • Physical touching: pinching, brushing the body, coerced sexual intercourse, assaul

Reporting

Wright State University takes all incidents seriously and has a responsibility to address any form of sexual misconduct that is reported.  An individual may report an incident to the Office of Community Standards and/or the University Police Department.  When sexual misconduct involves criminal behavior, those who feel they are victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents to the Wright State University Police Department at (937) 775-2111 or by dialing 911 from any campus telephone. 

While it is the final prerogative of the reporting person to make a decision regarding his or her level of participation in any process, Wright State University strongly encourages reporting persons to make a full report in order to ensure that all resources can be made available, as well as to maintain the widest range of options through which to pursue action. Reporting persons are also encouraged to report incidents of or share information about sexual misconduct as soon as possible after the incident.  Although there is no time limit on initiating a report of an incident with the university, it should be noted that the University may ultimately be unable to fully investigate and/or take disciplinary action regarding an incident where significant time has elapsed between the occurrence of the incident and the date of reporting. 

How to Report an Incident of Sexual Misconduct

An individual who wishes to file a report of any type of sexual misconduct involving a student is encouraged to report the incident to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct and/or the University Police Department.  If there are any questions or concerns, the Office of Student Support Services should be contacted. 

Community Standards and Student Conduct (CSSC) - If the accused is a Wright State University student, reporting persons are urged to file a written report of the incident as soon as possible.  To begin the process, CSSC should be contacted by coming to the office (022 Student Union) or by calling 937-775-4240.  Disciplinary action can be pursued with CSSC without pursuing criminal charges.

Once a report is filed, both the reporting person and the accused will be advised of their rights as well as resources and support that the University can provide throughout the process. Both the reporting person and the accused have the same opportunity for access to information that will be used at a disciplinary hearing. Both parties are also entitled to appeal the outcome of a case in accordance with the University’s appeal process. Every effort will be made to resolve any report in a timely fashion. In most cases, complaints will be resolved within 60 days of being reported.

 

Wright State University Police Department - For an incident that took place on-campus, victims should contact the Wright State University Police Department directly at 775-2111

(or 9-1-1 from a campus phone) to file a police report. Wright State police officers will respond quickly upon notification of an incident. Additionally, the department has officers who are specially trained to respond to reports of sexual misconduct.  Once notified, the university police department will also notify the Office of Student Support Services in order to connect the reporting person with all resources that are available.

Students who are involved in an incident that has occurred off-campus can either contact the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction of where the incident took place by dialing 9-1-1 or they may contact the University police department and/or the Office of Student Support Services who can assist the student with filing a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency.


Get Assistance

A student who has questions, concerns, or needs assistance relative to this policy should contact the Office of Student Support Services by calling the 24/7 on-call cell phone at (937) 775-2727.

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 - www.wright.edu/students/judicial/conduct.html

    Student Grievance Policies - www.wright.edu/students/stu_affairs/grievances.html

    4001 Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity Policies and Affirmative Action Plan - www.wright.edu/wrightway/4001

    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
    katie.deedrick@wright.edu


    Barbara Allbright, Administrative Specialist

    barbara.allbright@wright.edu

     

     

     

     

     

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