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Violence Against Women: Sexual Misconduct at Colleges and Universities

Resources to educate and inform the AACC community about issues related to violence against women.

A College Policy

The University System of Maryland's Policy on Sexual Misconduct, approved by the Board of Regents in June 2014,defines Sexual Misconduct :

"Sexual Misconduct is an umbrella term that includes Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Intimidation, Sexual Violence and Stalking."

Each of the terms in the Sexual Misconduct definition, is clearly defined in the University's Policy. Sexual Intimidation, for example, is defined as:

"Sexual Intimidation means (1) threatening to sexually assault another person; (2) gender or sex-based Stalking, including cyber-Stalking; or (3) engaging in indecent exposure."

Maryland Attorney General's 2014 report

                   From the introduction: " for Maryland higher education institutions to examine, implement, and improve upon existing policies and procedures related to incidents of sexual assaults."

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

 From the website: "Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable."

Title IX and sexual violence

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Not Alone

 From the website: "Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools."

"A Lack of Consequences for Sexual Assault"

 Lombardi, Kristen. "A Lack of Consequences for Sexual Assault: Students Found 'Responsible' Face Modest Penalties, While Victims are Traumatized." The Center for Public Integrity, 24 Feb. 2010. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.

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