Sexual Assault/Harassment

We Believe You! It is NOT your FAULT!

UCSS is committed to offering a secure and supportive environment for individuals who report incidents of sexual and relationship violence to receive resources and consider all available options.

UCSS has advocates to support you when communicating and reporting to law enforcement and/or Title IX coordinator.

To report anonymously via Title IX please call 305.626.3720 or email: titleix@fmuniv.edu

To file a report with Law Enforcement, please call Miami Gardens Police Department at 305.626.7950

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. (https://www.nsvrc.org/about-sexual-assault)

  • Rape, Date Rape, or sexual assault
  • Child sexual assault and incest
  • Sexual assault by a person’s spouse or partner
  • Unwanted sexual contact/touching
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Exposing one’s genitals or naked body to other(s) without consent
  • Masturbating in public
  • Watching someone engage in private acts without their knowledge or permission
  • Nonconsensual image sharing

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace or learning environment, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Sexual harassment does not always have to be specifically about sexual behavior or directed at a specific person. For example, negative comments about women as a group may be a form of sexual harassment. (https://www.rainn.org/articles/sexual-harassment)

Domestic Violence (DV) or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

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