Sexual Assault Policy

Sexual Assault Policy

Kettering University is committed to creating a community free from violence. The University will not tolerate sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, or stalking as defined by State and Federal Laws.

Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention

Alan Berkowitz asserts in his research that 80% of college age men are uncomfortable when women are belittled or mistreated. They do not express their discomfort because they believe they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Bystander intervention better equips men to express their discomfort. This strategy provides community members with the awareness, skills, and ability to challenge social norms in their community that support sexual assault.

Victim Rights

Victim Rights

An individual who is harmed by a violent act committed by a student in violation of the code of student conduct may receive special consideration within the student judicial process. Acts of violence include, but are not limited to:

Signs of Domestic Violence

What does domestic violence look like?

The following are some of the most common tactics used by abusers to control their partners.  If you or someone you know has their personal freedom restricted or is afraid of their partner, they may be a victim of domestic violence.

Sexual Assault Key Terms

Sexual Assault- Sexual assault (often known as rape) is forcing or coercing an individual to engage in any non-consensual sexual contact or sexual penetration. In Michigan, the law regarding sexual assault is called the Criminal Sexual Conduct Act. It is gender neutral and includes marital, stranger, date, acquaintance, and child sexual assault.

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