URI Student Handbook Sec. 2.8- “Sexual Actions”: Behavior that results in the sexual abuse, harassment, or intimidation of another person, or any unwanted sexual attention toward another person, is unacceptable. Forced or coerced contact with intimate body parts is prohibited. If the individual to whom it is directed does not give consent or is physically or mentally unable to give consent, sexual attention is considered unwanted.
According to The Campus Sexual Assault Study: Final Report (National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Oct. 2007):
- One in five college women surveyed were victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault
- One in six college men surveyed were victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault