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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


Sexual Assault:

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.

Statutory Rape:

sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory

age of consent (age 16 in South Carolina).

Dating Violence:

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.

Domestic 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

Following you

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).