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Sexual Assault Education

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, occur all too often during college. Both male and female students can be victims of sexual assault, although 90 percent of victims are female. Students are encouraged to report the incident so they can be linked with on-campus and off-campus resources for assistance in the healing and recovery process.

The information on this page is not meant to substitute for the University of Dayton's official policy on sexual harassment/misconduct, which can be found in the Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct.

Sexual Assault Training

To educate and empower students, faculty and staff on the topic of sexual assault, training sessions are available.

Training topics include: sexual assault myths and facts, what constitutes sexual assault, effective consent, when the most assaults occur on campus and why, sexual assault statistics, the criminal profile of a sexual perpetrator, the grooming process perpetrators use on victims, assaults on men, assaults on the LGBT population, barriers to reporting, reporting barriers for male victims, reporting barriers for LGBT victims, what does and does not cause sexual assault, what to do if you’re assaulted, how to help someone who has been assaulted, proper response to disclosure, bystander intervention techniques, campus policies and procedures, campus resources and community resources.

Full length training programs run approximately 45 minutes and can be tailored to female, male or mixed sex groups. Shorter sessions, which run approximately 15 minutes, are also available.

To schedule a sexual assault training, contact 937-229-1212.

If You've Been Sexually Assaulted

  • Go to a safe place (e.g. your residence hall room, the room of a trusted friend or a family member's home).
  • Do not clean-up (e.g. do not shower, douche, change clothes, eat, chew gum, brush your teeth, go to the bathroom or brush your hair). That could destroy evidence that could be useful later.  
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible to check for injuries, pregnancy and STDs.  You can decide whether or not to have a rape exam done if the assault was within the last 4 days.  If you choose to have a rape exam done, you will not be charged for the emergency room visit.  If you elect not to have a rape exam, the hospital will bill your insurance.  The University is only contacted by the hospital if you request it.
  • If you think you were drugged, share that information with the health care professional and request that a urine sample be taken during the visit. The most common predatory drugs are typically undetectable with a urine test within 72 hours of the suspected drugging, so it is critical to get immediate help.
  • Write down everything you can remember happening in as much detail as possible. This can help you cope with the assault and may be helpful if you decide to prosecute.
  • Talk to a professional who can explain your legal, medical and administrative options.
  • Seek free and confidential counseling at the Counseling Center or Campus Ministry.
  • Contact Public Safety to get immediate guidance about reporting options on and off-campus.

Campus Resources

Public Safety
College Park Center 
Emergency: 937-229-2121 or 911 from a campus phone
Officers are on duty 24/7

Counseling Center
1st Floor Gosiger Hall
937-229-3141

Community Standards and Civility
227 Gosiger Hall
937-229-4627

Health Center 
Ground Floor, Gosiger Hall
937-229- 3131

Campus Ministry
101A Liberty Hall
937-229-3369

Women's Center
212 Alumni Hall
937-229-5390