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Sexual Assault Awareness; by Cait Morgan, Counselor and Advisor, LBCC Advising Center

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault refers to any non-consensual sexual act. If sexual assault is about an absence of consent, what is consent?

Consent is…

  • acceptance or agreement given with free will.
  • actively given, not assumed.
  • only possible when there is equal power between the parties.
  • never given in response to fear or social pressure.
  • something that cannot be granted if the survivor was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; or mentally handicapped in some way.

About Sexual Assault. (n.d.). Retrieved April 06, 2018, from https://www.cardv.org/aboutsexualassault

If you or someone you know have experienced sexual assault, there is support available.

  • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence 24-hour Crisis and Support Line 541-754-0110 or 800-927-0197 – the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) serves students and community members in Linn and Benton counties. CARDV offers services including emergency shelter, assistance with restraining and stalking order paperwork, support groups and community education. The 24-hour crisis and support line is a great resource for survivors. You may also call the support line if you are supporting someone and want information, ideas or support for yourself.
  • LBCC has confidential Victim Advocates on Campus – As an LBCC student, if you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, you have the option to speak with a confidential campus victim advocate who can support you, offer information and resources, and help you consider options and make decisions about possible next steps. Victim Advocates have a role in supporting your healing and providing information about options such as access to medical care, making a report to local law enforcement, and/or making a report through the College’s complaint process or receiving academic accommodations. Confidential victim advocates can be contacted via the Advising Center 541-917-4780 Takena Hall 101 during business hours (after hours, please contact CARDV at the number above).

Show your support to survivors of Sexual Violence this month:

  • Participate in Denim Day on Wednesday, April 25. Wear Denim on this day to support an international campaign to raise awareness and end sexual assault.  Learn more at http://denimdayinfo.org/about/
  • Participate in one of CARDV’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month events. For a more extensive list of events, please visit: https://www.cardv.org/saam
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