Sexual Assault is a term to describe any sexual act without consent. Missouri Law
divides these acts up into separate offenses, ranging from Forcible Rape to 3rd Degree
On a college campus, the majority of sexual assaults include alcohol. It's important
to remember that an intoxicated person may not give consent.
- 90% of sexual assaults are committed by 4% of men, indicating that most men are good
men who wouldn't and do not hurt women. Unfortunately the few who do, average 6 assaults
a piece throughout their "career."
- 1 in 5 college women report being assaulted during their college career.
- In a national study, 3% of college women reported being sexually assaulted during
one school year. Adding in the summer, this number jumped to 5%. On Southeast's campus,
this would equal 200 women each year.
- 9% of women at Southeast Missouri State University reported that they had been taken
advantage of sexually while under the influence of alcohol.