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Definitions


Consent

Beloit College policy requires a non-intoxicated, verbal, mutually understood “Yes” for sexual contact or intercourse to be considered consensual.

Beloit College requires that consent to sexual activity be informed, freely and actively given through mutually understood words which indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.

Consenting to sexual activity requires non-intoxicated, verbal communication that is free of threats, intimidation or other coercion.

Sexual Assault

Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or Rape)

Non-Consensual Intercourse includes vaginal penetration however slight, by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, and oral copulation, mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact without a non-intoxicated, verbal, mutually understood “Yes”.

Non-Consensual Sexual Contact

Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any touching however slight, with any object or body part, of the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, or touching either directly or through clothing, or making a person touch another or theirself on the breasts, buttocks, groin or genitals, either directly or through clothing without a non-intoxicated, verbal, mutually understood “Yes”. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact includes disrobing or exposure of breasts, buttocks, groin or genitals to any individual, without a non-intoxicated, verbal, mutually understood “Yes”. This behavior is often referred to as “fondling.”

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is when an individual takes non-consensual, unjust, or abusive advantage of another for theirs own advantage or benefit or to advantage or benefit anyone other than the one being exploited and that behavior does not otherwise constitute rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment.

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