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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Consent

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/eotitleix/titleix/knowyourrights/concent.html

(text message conversation) What happened after you left the party last night? Too much. ??? He was all over me. What happened? I told him to stop. He didn’t.  (end of text message conversation) If you or anyone you know has been the victim of sexual violence, it needs to be reported. Call University Security at 507-389-2111 or the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at 507-389-2986. Or talk to someone you trust.

Per Minnesota State/MSU's 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy - Consent is informed, freely given and mutually understood. If coercion, intimidation, threats and or physical force are used, there is no consent. If someone is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired—including from drug or alcohol consumption—and doesn’t understand the situation, there is no consent. Silence does not necessarily constitute consent.

You should feel safe at Minnesota State Mankato.

We are committed to preventing sexual violence, discrimination and harassment, and we will respond to reports of sexual misconduct.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of sexual violence, call University Security at 389-2111 immediately, or talk to someone you trust, like your Resident Advisor.

To submit a complaint please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at 507-389-2986. You may also consider filing a report with local law enforcement. To report in the city of Mankato, please dial 911.

Minnesota State University, Mankato fully abides by all state and federal laws, including Title IX and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Sexual assault is not sex; it is an act of violence. Although some people are assaulted by strangers, many other victims know their assailant. The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.