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What Is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is any type of nonconsensual sexual contact.  

  • Did you know that consent has to be affirmative?

Click here for more information about sexual violence, the definition of consent, and UK laws on sexual violence.

  • Did you know that 1 in 4 female undergraduates have experienced sexual violence? And, nationally, 1 in 5 women over the age of 16 and 3 in 20 men of all ages have experienced some form of sexual violence?

Click here for some facts about sexual violence as well as some common questions.

If you’ve experienced sexual violence and need someone to talk to, check out our support page.  To share your story, go to this page.

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