On this site you'll find information, resources, and links you can use to learn more about sexual assault.
Wheaton College takes sexual assault very seriously, and has developed a comprehensive definition and policy related to sexual misconduct. Wheaton is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members of the community by providing resources for prevention, support, education, and a fair disciplinary process.
To this end, Wheaton recently received a grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault on campus. Read the DOJ proposal narrative.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-WA-AX-0020 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Sexual Assault is any sexual contact that is unwanted and occurs without a person's consent. A sexual act is non-consensual if it is forced through coercion, manipulation, threats, intimidation or helplessness. Sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. It's important to remember that no one deserves to be sexually assaulted. No one.
- The best defense against date rape is to limit your drinking. Even better don't drink at all.
- Don't drink anything you have not brought or opened yourself. Don't drink from another person's container.
- Accept drinks only from a bartender or waiter when at a bar.
- Keep your drink in your hand and under your watch at all times. Date rape drugs which have no odor or color can easily be slipped into your drink.