-. ,.:-.. ... .-..- ,. "r -; ,-. ..' .-.i o *, a. r- anoM ner. oy any
meoe Is ,raped :any- tl her shi.f is_. 6i 7 ,t ,. :
coecetd itoe perforng a .'ex a'l t.
C:: er io ca torm in a m. Consct is intelligent knowing, and voluntary
myi-v h t: conse-t -.d does not include coerced
ft submssion;" FMilure to offer physical resistance
-. t dossrid t 'constitute consent. An individual who
SisV under the influence of an intoxicating
.... substance or who is otherwise physically unable
MostSp are a ttSd~- ,led to communicate unwillingness is legally
o ...:$e.vi tav Itim' .. .considered unable to give consent.
.-iot g ........ p" f.. r :. According to the law, force or coercion can take
of n-*wheth r. n.ot3 :-# 'a: kew! !'.. -' ,the form of physical force, threat of violence, or
..attaker.. i :. -.. threat:of some sort of retaliation in the future.
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.' iy yflt ndmai me a sex. .. t The University of Florida treats sexual attacks
:-hln i: im *' .- *., : very seriously. Student Judicial Affairs can and
d awsta'- Ie p, will tke-actior against any student who commits
S'I acts of vitOfene that constitute a safety threat to
yd .--t..a.. '... .-..:i : nd ...:: ; .., the University Community.
-'i3,tohir-Ii.wOu!dn tatea .-. The Univbrsity of Florida, uses the term "sexual
iMO t '; assault" to include both. attacks that are
g; j..t M 1 L Attt :. considered sexual battery according to Florida
'jIVfrli<; State Statute, as wi as those that mayfall under
.-, .- the heading of other laws for example simple
:; : ': ':i battery. Sexual assault includes a broad range
'''Y lI', of sexual attacks, for example rape, verbal
at. attacks, ad unwanted fondling.
L-:':.ngeo "-t.'or .th" vi r"- r, For more information about a victim's rights or
n sen,.it'-is ra "-. the Unjversity's policy, contact Student Judicial
., -- .; Affairs at 392-1261.
+ Don't prop open self-locking doors' It may be a
hassle, but the security's worth it.
+ Lock your door (and your windows), even it you leave
only for a few minutes. Don't leave an open invitation.
> Watch your keys. Don't lend them. Don't leave them.
Don't lose them. And don't put your name and
address on your key ring.
+ Watch out for unwanted visitors know who's on the
other side of the door before you open it.
+ Uninvited guests? Demand they leave, or you leave
+ Be careful in isolated areas like laundromats, library
stacks, labs, locker rooms, and computer labs. At
night, go with a friend or call 392-SNAP for an escort.
-> Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night.
Vary your route: stay in populated, well-lighted areas.
+ Have your key ready before you reach the door -
home, car, work, or residence hall.
> Park in well-lighted areas and lock the car, even if
you'll only be gone a few minutes.
+ Drive on well-traveled streets, with your doors locked
and windows up.
> Don't hitchhiker Never pick anyone up, no matter how
nice they seem or look.
> Keep your car repaired, with plenty of gas in the tank.
E- Get to a safe place and call for help -
another friend, family member, the police,
a victim advocate, and/or anyone who will
be supportive and help you get professional
care. Remember, the police will help you
whether or not you choose to prosecute the
E- Get medical attention immediately. Have
a medical practitioner check for external
and'or internal injuries, as well as
pregnancy and'or sexually transmitted
E- If you want medical evidence to be
collected, do not urinate, bathe, douche,
change clothes, or clean the area until you
have a medical examination. You might be
washing away valuable evidence.
Ea- Save your clothing. It is best not to change
clothes, but if you must, save what you were
wearing in paper bags. It may be useful as
Ea- Report the incident to the police. 01 course
this is your decision, but reporting is not the
same thing as prosecution. Prosecution
can be determined later. All local law
enforcement agencies have advocates
available to help you with this process.
I UPD Office of Victim Services 392
w Center foV Sexual Assault/Abuse 392-1161
Recovery & Education (CARE) x4231
I Dean of Students Office 392-1261
a Shands Hospital Emergency Room 395-00W
a Student Health Care Center
Health Education Department .1 1
I Student Mental Health SeuieeS 392-1171
W University Counseling Center 392-1575
' Alachua County Crisis Center
" Alachua County Office of Victim
a Alachua County Sheriff's Office
a Gainesville Police Department
I Peaceful Paths (formerly SPARC)
' Shands at AGH Emergency Room
For more information, please contact
The University Police Department
Community Services Division
Office of Victim Services