Sexual assault is a form of personal violence that affects all of us – women and men, directly and indirectly. Most individuals who have experienced some form of unwanted sexual activity do not think of themselves as survivors of sexual assault. However, sexual assault is a term that describes a wide range of unwanted or nonconsensual sexual activities. Many people do not realize sexual assault is a felony crime with serious implications for victims and their families, as well as communities. For college students in particular, sexual assault is an important concern. On college campuses, approximately 90% of the sexual assault that occurs takes place between two people who know each other such as acquaintances or significant others.
Bucknell University recognizes the serious problem of sexual assault in our society and has taken steps to address student concerns, to educate the campus community, and to treat seriously reports of sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault, please know that you are not alone, and that there are people here who can provide you with resources to help you make informed choices, and support your recovery.
For information regarding the student code of conduct, please see the Student Handbook, available through the Office of the Dean of Students. For additional information or assistance, please see "If You Need Help NOW.