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Center for Advocacy, Response and Education

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It's On Us

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education
Kansas State University
206 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506 


785-532-6457 fax

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is an umbrella term used to refer to

  • Rape
    • No consent due to force or fear
    • No consent due to being unconscious or physically powerless
    • No consent due to the effect of any alcoholic liquor, narcotic, drug or other substance
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • Coercion (force or pressure to engage in sexual acts)*
  • Knowingly transmitting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)*
  • Sexual Exploitation*

Violence is a choice and is never the fault of the victim.


*Not all experiences of intimate partner violence will fall under K-State's Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Stalking. If you've experienced any of the aforementioned forms of violence, you may access the CARE office for support and services.