Sexual Assault & Misconduct
NEOMED is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all students and values the dignity of each individual. It is the policy of the University to provide a positive, discrimination-free educational and working environment.
Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any non-consensual behavior of a sexual nature that is committed by force or intimidation, or that is otherwise unwelcome. Sexual misconduct of any kind will not be tolerated.
As defined by Ohio Law (Oh. Rev. Code Ann. § 2907.02, & 2907.03.), sexual assault is any unwanted sexual conduct or touching, also classified as rape, or forced sexual contact against the victim’s consent.
Consent is the act of knowingly and voluntarily agreeing explicitly to engage in sexual activity and must be freely given and can be withdrawn at any time. An individual can only give consent if they are mentally capable (not passed out from alcohol or drug use, or being in a coma) and on legal age.
What to do if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted
- Go to a safe place
- Immediately call 911 to report criminal incidents
- Do not douche, bathe, shower, or wash your clothing (this may destroy valuable evidence
- Go to a nearby hospital or medical center for an examination
- Inform the police of all details and provide any clothing stained or torn during the attack
- Report incidents to an on-campus emergency contact
As defined by Ohio law as (Oh. Rev. Code 4112.02) sexual assault can be defined as form of sex discrimination as any unwelcome sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or verbal or physical conduct directed at an individual or individuals.
According to Ohio law (Oh. Rev. Code 2903.211) a person commits the crime of “menacing by stalking” by engaging in a pattern of conduct that the stalker knows will cause another person mental distress or cause that person to believe that the stalker will cause physical harm to him or her.
Sexual Misconduct & Assault
University policy provides for a positive, discrimination-free educational and working environment. That means we have zero tolerance for gender-based harassment, sexual assault or misconduct, relationship violence or stalking.
After Hours Crisis
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