Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as an assault of sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim. Sexual assault can include any form of sexual activity. Kissing, touching, oral sex, and vaginal or anal penetration are all examples of sexual assault if these acts are done without consent. Basically, any physical contact, that is sexual in any way, done without a person's voluntary consent is sexual assault. For adults, it is the lack of consent, not the type of sexual activity that is the major factor in determining whether a sexual assault has occurred.

For in depth information about UPEI services in this area, please visit the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office page.