University of Vermont

Sexual assault & misconduct

To view the University of Vermont "Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention Response" policy, go to UVM Sexual Misconduct Policy.

25% of college-aged women will be a victim of sexual assault before they graduate college.
90% of sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance.
Sexual misconduct is any unwelcome, non-consensual act of a sexual nature. This can include (but is not limited to) rape, attempted rape and sexual assault, unwanted sexual touching and/or molestation and sexual harassment. All forms of misconduct & assault can be committed by people of any gender and can occur between people of the same sex or a different sex.

Information for Victims/survivors

If you have experienced some form of sexual misconduct or assault, there are several important things that you should know. Click here for more information.

Consent, consent, consent!

It is the responsibility of each person pursuing a sexual encounter to ask for and receive consent. So what is consent anyway?

Common Myths

Myth: "It can't happen to me." Myth: "If you are drinking and you are sexually assaulted, it is partially your fault." Find out the truth about these common myths related to sexual misconduct & assault.

Last modified September 26 2016 04:15 PM