sexual assault reporting
The Foothill-De Anza Police Department will investigate allegations of sexual assault
and take appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal action for any crimes that occur
within its jurisdiction.
If the crime occurred at an off-campus location, but the victim reports the assault to the Foothill-De Anza Police Department, Police Officers will respond to the victim's location, if the victim is on-campus or at a nearby location. The Foothill-De Anza Police Officers will also contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to respond to the scene and request emergency medical services to respond if required.
Sexual Assault Information
- "No" means "no"! No matter how badly you want to have sex, it is rape without your partner's consent.
- Be aware of the dangers of date rape drugs (e.g. GHB, Rohypnol), and make sure your drink is safe. If someone buys you a drink, accompany them and watch the bartender make your drink. If you leave your drink when you leave to use the restroom, order a new one when you come back.
- Rape is a crime of violence and domination, not sexual desire. It is important to build a relationship based on equality. Communicate your expectations clearly. Both men and women should work together and respect each other's right to initiate and set limits.
- Reject stereotypes that teach men to regard women as sex objects, or that masculinity is based on dominance and aggression.
- Reject the stereotype that portrays women as passive and powerless. Learn to deal with peer pressure. Sex is often encouraged or expected by peers in order to gain acceptance. Think about the consequences before you make such a serious decision.
- If you have sex with an individual who is incapacitated or unable to resist or consent (due to alcohol, drugs, or unconsciousness), you are committing a sexual assault.
- Alcohol is a common factor in acquaintance/"date" rapes. This is true not only of the victim but often the offender as well. Remember that if you use alcohol or drugs, you are still responsible for your actions – alcohol intoxication is NOT an excuse for rape.
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