2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
discrimination in higher education but the items within the SaVE Act overlap and
complement Title IX. CIU will publish annual crime statistics as part of a process
to ensure CIU is proactive in providing a campus that is safe and free from
additional forms of sexual discrimination and/or violence. There are four main
areas prohibited under the Campus SaVE Act, and a violation within one of these
categories will result in prompt and direct attention from the CIU administration.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim in any of these areas, or anyone who
believes they have witnessed an act described below should report the incident
to a member of the Student Life Department (or any CIU employee) at the earliest
an offense meeting one of the following definitions:
the penetration, no matter how slight, of a person’s private body parts
with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another
person, without the consent of the victim.
the touching of private body parts of another person for the purpose
of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances
where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to age or any temporary or
permanent mental incapacity.
sexual intercourse between people who are related to each other
within the degrees where marriage is prohibited by law.
sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory
age of consent (age 16 in South Carolina).
when someone you are in a romantic/intimate relationship with
kicks, slaps, hits, or shoves you, these are some
instances of dating
violence. If that person keeps you away from friends and family, shames you,
calls you names, bullies, or publically embarrasses you on purpose, these are
psychological and emotional
examples of abuse/violence.
(see examples above) can be committed by: a current
or former spouse/partner; a person with whom you share a child; against a
legally protected adult or child. Most abusive relationships are characterized by
possessive and controlling behaviors.
when someone engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific
person that causes that person to fear for his/her safety or the safety of others.
Behaviors may include:
Threats to harm you, family or friends
Showing up or driving by where you are
Monitoring your phone or computer use
Using technology to track you
Damaging your home or property
Spreading rumors about you online, in public, or by word of mouth
Digging for information about you
Sending unwanted gifts, notes, texts, phone calls, or emails (two or more
unwanted text messages, emails, etc. that cause fear, is considered stalking).