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How are alcohol and sexual misconduct related?

Drinking alcohol can you more willing to take risks. Alcohol makes it harder to give and ask for consent. Sexual violence among college students involves alcohol most of the time. Alcohol makes it harder to resist unwelcome sexual advances too. It is harder to say no and harder to get away from someone who is being forceful if you've been drinking.

Protect yourself by understanding the risks, especially when you are drinking. Take care of your friends, and ask them to take care of you.

  • Don't let friends put themselves in sexual situations when they've been drinking.
  • Don't be afraid to speak up or ask questions about situations that make you uncomfortable.
  • Speak up if someone is in a risky situation.
  • Ask  your friends to look out for you.
  • If a friend is too drunk to make good decisions about sex, get them home safely.
  • If you go to a party together, you should all leave together.

Campus Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights

  • Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
  • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures or if you feel you have been subjected to discrimination and/or sexual misconduct based on federal or state civil rights laws, please report the complaint to:

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