Sexual Assault (Policy 1.110)
|Authority:||Florida Statute 794.001|
It is the policy of the Board that the criminal act or attempted act of sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct shall not be condoned.The President or designee shall establish procedures which include, but are not limited to, the protocol for dealing with these acts, disciplinary procedures for students and employees, victims rights, services for victims, confidentiality, and educational programs. For the purpose of establishing these procedures, the following definitions shall be used for sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct:
- Sexual Assault, commonly referred to as rape, is legally defined, in Florida, as:
"Oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by union with a sexual organ of another, or the anal or vaginal penetration by another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose." SECTION 794.001 (1) Florida Statutes
Sexual assault generally falls into three categories: stranger rape, date/acquaintance rape, gang/group rape
Stranger Rape - sexual assault of an individual by someone the victim does not know.
Date/Acquaintance Rape - the sexual assault of an individual by someone the victim knows, usually an acquaintance or date.
Gang/Group Rape - sexual assault of an individual by multiple perpetrators.
- Sexual Misconduct includes not only sexual assault but sexual harassment, public indecency and voyeurism.
- Sexual Harassment - unwelcome sexual advances, favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which prevents or impairs that person's full enjoyment of educational benefits, climate, or opportunities. (SCC has a separate policy on Harassment, see Students' Rights and Responsibilities).
- Public Indecency - exposing one's body in such a manner that another party can reasonably be offended, or sexual conduct where another can reasonably be offended.
- Voyeurism - to trespass, to spy or eavesdrop for purpose of sexual arousal.