Sexual violence or physical abuse, whether committed by students, employees, volunteers, or visitors occurring on college-owned or controlled property, immediately adjacent to such property, at college sponsored or supervised functions, or related to or arising from college attendance or activity, is a violation of policies and regulations, and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal and/or civil prosecution and employee or student discipline procedures.

Sexual assault is a crime of violence. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of all sexual assaults involve the use of weapons, or the threat of violence or death. Rapists often look for potential victims who appear weak or vulnerable; however, anyone can be a victim of a sexual assault, regardless of behavior or appearance. Rape can happen to any person, anywhere or any time. In a significant number of cases, the rapist is known to the victim.