Sexual assault describes any type of sexual activity that lacks consent. This includes unwanted sexual touching, rape, attempted rape and sexual abuse. The majority of assaults are committed by someone the person knows — an acquaintance, friend or dating partner.
Relationship violence is a pattern of controlling and coercive behaviors that include physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Relationship violence can happen to people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, classes, ages and abilities.
The University of Washington is committed to showing national leadership in tackling the problem of sexual assault on college campuses.
What should I do?
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or contact Campus Safety.