Stephen F. Austin State University

Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any form of non-consensual sexual activity and is an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest or statutory rape:

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of sexual assault you can report this to both the university and law enforcement. For more information on how to report, go to the Report Sexual Misconduct page.

What is Consent?

Consent is a voluntary, mutually understandable agreement that clearly indicates a willingness to engage in each instance of sexual activity.

Consent is not effective if it results from any of the following:

What is Sexual Exploitation?

Sexual Exploitation occurs when an individual takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his or her own benefit, or to benefit anyone other than the one being exploited. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to: