Sexual Assault Prevention
and Response Program
Sexual Assault is a crime! It is
defined as the intentional
sexual contact, characterized by
use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when
the victim does not
or cannot consent. Sexual assault
includes rape, non-consensual sodomy (oral or anal sex),
indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or
fondling) or attempts to commit these acts.
Victims of sexual assault have two
Restricted Reporting -
Allows a sexual assault victim to
confidentially disclose the details of his or her assault to
specified individuals, receive medical treatment, a P.E.R.K
(Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) and counseling, without
triggering command notification or law enforcement
Unrestricted Reporting -This
option is recommended for victims of sexual assault who
desire an official law enforcement investigation.
Additionally, the same support services (medical,
counseling, P.E.R.K) are afforded to victims who chose this
option as well as advocacy. When selecting unrestricted
reporting, victims should use current reporting channels, (UVA,
chain of command, healthcare personnel, law enforcement or
SARC). Details regarding the incident will be limited to
only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.
Please report all sexual assaults to
your UVA or SARC.