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SaVE Act Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 was signed into law March 7, 2013.

The provision, called the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, will ensure that colleges provide more measures against sexual violence, such as providing survivors with contact information for legal and counseling services, mandating training for officials who handle disciplinary procedures and including cases of stalking and domestic violence in campus crime reports.

Louisiana Delta Community College Violence Statement

LDCC is devoted to preserving and supporting an educational atmosphere founded on civility, dignity and mutual respect. Therefore, acts of violence such as domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are strictly prohibited at LDCC and will not be tolerated. LDCC is committed to strengthening our community and ensuring the security and well-being of our entire community population by instituting clear policies and providing education and training to eliminate such violence.

What is Consent?

Consent in regards to sexual activity is defined as a clear, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement between individuals to engage in specific sexual activity. The absence of a "no" does not mean consent; a clear "yes," verbal or otherwise, is necessary. Consent does not need to be verbal; however, verbal communication is the most reliable form of asking for and gauging consent, and individuals are thus urged to seek consent in verbal form. Talking with sexual partners about desires and limits may seem difficult, but helps for positive sexual experiences involving mutual willingness and respect. Consent cannot be obtained from someone who is asleep or otherwise mentally or physically incapacitated, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or some other condition. Consent cannot be obtained by threat, coercion, or force. Agreement given under such conditions does not establish consent. Individuals are not consenting when they are saying “no” or “stop,” crying, moving away, pushing the other away, incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, drugged, asleep, passed out, intimidated, manipulated, threatened, confined, or coerced. If an individual does not consent, then it is sexual assault or rape, and against the law. Consent to some sexual acts does not infer consent to others, nor does past consent to a given act imply ongoing or future consent. Consent can be retracted at any time.

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