Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

George Mason is invited to participate in TEAL OUT with Fairfax County’s Office for Women and Sexual & Domestic Violence Services. Wear the color teal on April 23rd to show support for ending sexual violence! Send your photos to your social media!

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Have you ever had sex when you didn’t really want to, but thought you had to?

Had a few drinks, don’t remember what happened next and something feels wrong?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to:

  • Partner or marital rape
  • Acquaintance  (or non-stranger) rape, sometimes called Date Rape
  • Alcohol (or drug) Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Indecent Exposure or “Flashing”
  • Groping
  • Voyeurism or “Peeping Tom”

For more details about specific laws and policies about sexual assault click here.

You don’t have to call your experience sexual assault in order to receive medical and emotional care. Regardless of your age, relationship status, gender, sexual orientation, or how you define your experience, you deserve to be cared for and supported.

Mason has resources to address your medical and emotional concerns, to discuss what happened with you, and to help you understand your rights and options. Seeking support can help make sense of your experience and determine your next steps.

 

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