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Sexual Assault Information

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a violation of Nevada state law. Sexual assault is defined as an act in which a person subjects another person to sexual penetration, or who forces another person to make a sexual penetration on himself or another, or on a beast, against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his conduct. (NRS 200.366)

Sexual assault violates not only a person’s body, but also their sense of safety and control over their life. No one deserves to be sexually assaulted.

Who are the Victims of Sexual Assault?

Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, cultural background, religion, marital status, physical or mental ability, gender or sexual orientation. A person can be assaulted by their spouse.

According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Summary Report, lifetime prevalence of rape among women is 18.3%; among men it is 1.4%; and among transgender individuals it is 50%. This means in 2010, 31.2 million people in the United States were survivors of rape. (Statistics retrieved on May 19, 2014 from

What Should You Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted?

  • Get to a safe place
  • Get medical attention immediately
  • Do not change your clothes
  • Do not bathe or douche
  • Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash
  • Do not eat or drink anything
  • Do not apply medication
  • Do not clean up the crime scene
  • Report the incident to the Police

Who Can Help You?

Truckee Meadows Community College, Dandini Campus

Individuals who have been sexually assaulted or the recipient of sexual misconduct are strongly encouraged to seek professional support and to report the incident to a campus security authority.

School counselors, staff service providers, and staff members of the offices of Student Services will assist any student in reporting to law enforcement authorities.

Community Services

Other Resources

Additional Sex Offense Information

TMCC will, upon written request, disclose to the complainant alleging sexual violence or non-forcible sex offense, the complete decision of the student conduct hearing board or officer and the decision on appeal. (NSHE Code, Title 2, Chapter 10, Section 10.4.12(k))

See Also: Disciplinary Procedures and Definitions