What Is Sexual Violence?

Know More logoSexual violence, as defined herein, is strictly prohibited by Methodist University.

Sexual Harassment vs. Sexual Violence

Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.  It includes unwanted requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances, and may be verbal or non-verbal.

Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment, and means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will, or when the person is incapable of giving consent because of a disability, drug or alcohol use, or another reason.  Examples of sexual violence include rape, “date-rape,” sexual assault, and forcefully coercing someone to have sex or perform a sexual act.