Sexual Assault Awareness
LRCC is committed to building awareness and fostering a safe and civil campus environment that is free of violence. Help us build awareness by educating yourself about sexual assault and sharing these resources with others.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA, 2013) under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act) provision, Section 304 requires campuses to:
- Report and maintain statistics on reported incidents of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, in addition to the crime categories included in the Clery Act.
- Adopt student discipline procedures, sanctions and appeals for such incidents.
- Adopt institutional policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence, including awareness campaigns for students and employees.
Voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity. An individual cannot give legal consent if the person is temporarily or permanently impaired by mental and/or physical deficiency, disability, illness, or by the use of drugs or alcohol to the extent he or she lacks sufficient understanding to make rational decision or engage in responsible actions.
Defining Acts of Sexual Violence:
Domestic Violence: an act committed by a person involved in an intimate relationship against the other member of the intimate relationship. An intimate relationship includes those persons who are married or unmarried, persons who are in dating relationships, including same sex couples, even if there is no sexual relationship.
Sexual Offense: Act that is committed without the consent of the victim. A sexual offense shall include but not be limited to situations where the victim is unable to provide consent because he or she is a minor (less than 17 yrs), physically helpless, mentally incapacitated, mentally impaired or unconscious due to alcohol or drug consumption, whether or not the consumption was with the victim’s consent.
Rape: Nonconsensual sexual intercourse perpetrated by coercion, intimidation, threat or physical force, either threatened or actual. Rape also occurs when the victim in incapable of giving legal consent because the victim is less than 17 years of age, mentally incapacitated or incompetent, physically helpless, including drug or alcohol consumption or asleep.
Acquaintance/Date Rape: Sexual intercourse undertaken by a person known to the victim without consent. Includes sexual intercourse that occurs through force, as a result of threats, physical restraint or physical violence with or without consent.
Stalking: Occurs when one person engages in a course of conduct which is directed at a specific person and that course of conduct causes that person to be in fear of harm to him/her, his/her safety, his/her property, a member of his/her immediate family, or an acquaintance. Cyber stalking is a form of stalking which can include, but is not limited to, phone, text, IM, Facebook, etc.
If you witness or are the victim of an act of sexual violence, report it immediately. Call 911 and submit an Incident Report Form, a BIT Incident Form, speak with a Campus Safety Contact or a counselor. Our Campus Safety Contacts will ensure that you meet with trained college personnel which will explain campus and off campus resources and your rights to pursue a formal complaint.
|Campus Safety Contacts|
|Emergency||911 (from a college phone)|
|Campus Safety Officer (evening)||603-545-4392|
|Maintenance Department (day)||603-387-2106 or 630-6439|
|Vice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management 603-366-5215|
|Student Support Counselors|
New Beginnings – Without Violence and Abuse
Provides free and confidential support, advocacy and crisis intervention services.
Their services include:
- 24-hr Crisis Line 1-866-644-3574 (domestic violence) and 1-800-277-5570 (sexual violence)
- Emergency Shelter
- Support Groups
- 24-hr Accompaniment
- Court Advocacy
- Educational Programs