Fact: Most sexual assaults and rape are committed by someone the victim knows.
Never use force, coercion, threats, alcohol or other drugs to engage in sexual activity. Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault, regardless of the way that person dresses or acts.
2) Myth: If a person goes to someone’s room or house or goes to a bar, s/he assumes the risk of sexual assault.
• On campus: o Student Health and Counseling Services: (916) 278-6461 • In Sacramento or after hours, go to your local emergency department: o Mercy General Hospital, 4001 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819 o Sutter General Hospital, 2801 L St., Sacramento, CA 95816 o UC Davis Medical Center, 4251 X St., Sacramento, CA 95817 Campus Office of Equal Opportunity: (916) 278-2843 The Title IX Coordinator’s office addresses any issues of sexual harassment involving the campus community, including incidents of sexual violence. Trust your feelings; if it feels wrong, it probably is.
You should report the incident to the campus Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity, whether you make a police report or not. Report incidents of violence (including coercion) to law enforcement and campus authorities.
If something happens later, s/he can’t claim that s/he was raped or sexually assaulted because s/he should have known not to go to those places.
Fact: This “assumption of risk” wrongfully places the responsibility of the offender’s action with the victim.It is important to recognize that sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking are NEVER THE VICTIM’S FAULT!These acts are not just wrong; they are criminal and violate campus policy. • Call the campus victim advocate at (916) 278-3799.4)Myth: Most sexual assaults are committed by strangers.It’s not rape if the people involved know each other.Campus police can be reached at 911 or (916) 278-6900 for emergencies and (916) 278-6851 for non-emergencies.