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Sexual Assault and Dating Violence What Is Sexual Assault?
Situations That May Lead to Acquaintance Rape and Dating Violence
It's noon on Saturday following a night of partying. Alex just woke up, but doesn't remember leaving the party or coming back to the dorm. Alex is pretty groggy from a night of partying and feels physically ill. Alex heads to the bathroom and discovers not only that his underwear is missing but that the clothes he is in aren't his. Alex remembers agreeing to play a drinking game with shots at the party last night. Although Alex was with a group of close friends at the party, Alex doesn't remember what happened. Alex may have made out with someone. He is really upset about the shape he is in and is concerned things might have gone too far.
Sam and Chris have been seeing each other for over a year. They are together constantly on campus. Lately, Colleen, Sam's neighbor, has heard some loud arguments going on in Sam's room. Colleen tried to talk to Sam about it, but Sam says that all couples argue and that it's none of Colleen's business. Most of Sam's friends don't see Sam very much anymore because Sam wants to spend time with Chris. Last night's fight sounded pretty serious. Sam's friends on the hall are really concerned and the RA had to get involved.
Jamie had been attracted to Riley for some time and was pleased that they had begun to date. Jamie thought that this relationship might have some good potential. Today, when Jamie shows up in Bobby's room, Jamie is extremely distressed and confused. Jamie tells Bobby that when they returned to the dorm after Friday night's party, Riley kept insisting that they have sex because Riley was turned on and it was Jamie's fault. Riley said it wasn't fair to do that if Jamie didn't want to go all the way. Jamie is crying, doesn't know what to do and doesn't want anyone to know what happened.
If you or a friend identify with any of the college students in these scenarios, you have options!