At UTS we have zero tolerance for sexual assault, indecent assault and sexual harassment.
- Is a crime.
- Is any sexual behaviour which a person is forced, coerced or tricked into without consent.
- Can happen to anyone, any age, any gender, any cultural background or sexual orientation.
- Is never the responsibility of the person who has been assaulted.
People committing the crime of sexual assault often use tactics to make a person feel responsible for the sexual assault. This can make it frightening for someone to have the courage to reach out for help.
Is unwanted touching of a person's body. It can include kissing or inappropriate touching of a person's breasts, bottom or genitals.
- Is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour.
- Offends, humiliates and intimidates.
- Is not interaction, flirtation or friendship which is mutual or consensual.
- Is mandatory.
- Occurs when a person freely and voluntarily agrees to sexual acts.
Sexual assault occurs when someone is unable to and/or does not give consent.