Sexual Assault

Sexual assaults violate the dignity of the individual and undermine the University of Kansas Medical Center as a caring institution within which to learn and work. The intent of the university is to provide as much educational information about the nature of sexual assaults as possible and how these attacks can be prevented.

The university also intends to provide resources for those who have been sexually assaulted and to administer appropriate consequences to those who have been judged responsible for sexually assaultive acts. The university intends to provide a fair hearing to all parties in cases of alleged sexual assault and to offer support and care for victims of sexual assault.

Sexual assault defined. A sexual assault is an act of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual penetration, however slight, of another person's anal or genital opening with an object. The unwanted touch of anyone's intimate parts (defined as genitalia, groin, breast, buttocks or clothing covering them) or forcing an unwilling person to touch another's intimate parts are also assaultive behaviors. These acts must be committed either by force, threat, intimidation or through the use of the victim's mental or physical helplessness of which the accused was aware or should have been aware.

Sexual assault policy. No form of sexual assault will be tolerated or condoned at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This policy prohibits those acts defined as sexual assaults as well as attempts to coerce sexual activity upon an unwilling person. The university will take action against those who violate this policy.

Prevention of sexual assault. In order to implement this policy, the university will engage in timely educational activities to inform members of the community about what sexual actions are unacceptable and how assaultive situations can be prevented and avoided.

ESCORTS TO YOUR CAR: During hours of darkness, University Police are willing to escort you to your car or residence if you live in the immediate area around the campus. Call extension 85030 for this service.

Police Escort Service

The University of Kansas Police Department provides crime prevention and rape awareness information at student orientation sessions for all newly enrolled students at the KU Medical Center campus. The department also delivers educational programs periodically throughout each academic year that are accessible to the student population through appropriate scheduling.

KU Police will deliver specialized programs about the prevention of sexual assault upon request. The department will also work in cooperation with other training offered by organizations such as Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).

Last modified: Mar 19, 2013