In compliance with the Illinois Public Act 99-426, Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education, Urbana Theological Seminary is making the following information available.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is sexual contact that is forced, coerced, or manipulated. One specific form of sexual assault is rape. Rape is when someone forces sex onto another. Sexual assault could come from any source, even someone close to the victim. Offenders could be a friend, relative, co-worker, or a classmate of the victim. Strangers or acquaintances are possible offenders, but certainly not the only ones. Sexual assault happens between people of both the same and different sex or gender. Sexual assault is against the law.
Consent, as defined by Illinois Public Act 99-426, is a freely given agreement to sexual activity. A person's lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the use of threat or force does not constitute consent, nor does a person's manner of dress. A person's consent to past sexual activity does not constitute consent to future sexual activity. A person's consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not constitute consent to engage in sexual activity with another. A person can withdraw their consent at any time. A person cannot consent to sexual activity if that person is unable to understand the nature of the activity or give knowing consent due to circumstances. This means that a person cannot give consent under the following circumstances: when incapacitated due to the influence of drugs or alcohol, when asleep or unconscious, when underage, or when incapacitated due to mental disability.
How could sexual assault be reported?
Sexual violence is a serious issue! If it is believed that sexual violence has occurred involving an Urbana Theological Seminary student-- such as (but not limited to) domestic violence, date violence, or stalking-- there are people here to help! It can be reported to any of the following:
Dr. Melody Green, Dean
Phone Number: (217) 365-9005
RACES (Rape,Advocacy,Counseling,and Education Services)
Rape Crisis Hotline:(217) 384-4444
City of Champaign Police Department: (217) 351-4545
City of Urbana Police Department: (217) 384-2320
Confidential Adviser: Janel Wager Janel Wagner