Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

In legal terms sexual assault is sexual relations against a person's will and without consent. Some sexual assaults are committed by "strangers in dark alleys" but they are more likely to be committed by someone the victim knows. Sexual assault by a friend, date partner, or casual acquaintance is the most prevalent form of sexual assault on college campuses. It is predicted that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted before graduation, and 90% will know their attacker. While the figures are much smaller, men also experience sexual assault.

What is Stalking?

Stalking is a series of actions that make one feel afraid or in danger. Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time. About 1.4 million people in the US are stalked each year. 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked during their lifetime.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic or intimate partner violence is a pattern of threatening or controlling behavior imposed on a man or woman by someone they love without regard to their rights, feelings, body or health. Abuse can can be actual or threatened. In most violent relationships, mental abuse and "bullying" goes along with physical force. Each year in the US millions of people, mostly women, are abused by their partners.

On Campus Resources:

Christina Martin, Director, Title IX and Gender Equity (909) 537-5669

Marina Wood, Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS) (909) 537-5040

Student Health Center (909) 537-5241

University Police (909) 537-5165

Women's Resource Center (909) 537-7203

San Bernardino Police Department (909) 383-5311

Sexual Assault Services:

San Bernardino (909) 885-8884

Redlands (909) 335-8777

Yucaipa (909) 790-9374

Fontana (909) 854-4528

Victorville (909) 952-0041

National Hotline (800) 656-4673

SAFE (domestic violence hotline) (800) 799-SAFE