Sexual Misconduct

Crime Alert:  Sexual Misconduct

Over the past several days three separate incidents of sexual misconduct were reported to University Campus Security Authorities:

August 29th a female student disclosed being sexually assaulted by a known male acquaintance in a residence hall room.

On August 30th a female student reported being inappropriately touched by a known male acquaintance in a residence hall room.

On September 2nd a male student reported being inappropriately touched by a known female acquaintance in a residence hall room.

Anyone with information regarding a crime is encouraged to call the ASU Police Department at 262-2150, or you may also report crimes anonymously at http://www.police.appstate.edu/crime-tip-submission-form

Tips for keeping safe:

  • Know what consent to sexual activity means. 
  • Appalachian defines Consent as: clear, knowing, voluntary, and sober permission, through words or actions, for another individual to do something that affects the individual giving consent.
  • Consent is based on choice and must be informed, freely and actively given, and mutually understandable, indicating a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.
  • Remember sexual activity without consent is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and if a person is found responsible could result in suspension or expulsion from the university. 

 

Notification of certain crimes to the campus community is required by federal law.

Posted September 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm