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.


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