What is sexual assault?

A person commits sexual assault if they intentionally touch another person, the touching is sexual, and the person does not consent.

Sexual assault is a criminal offence and contrary to the university's disciplinary regulations.


A person must have the capacity to give free agreement. Capacity is based on the person

  • being the right age
  • being sober enough
  • having the mental and physical ability to freely agree
  • not being threatened or afraid of harm
  • not being detained against their will
  • Tea Consent

Sexual assault behaviours include
  • rape
  • a sexual act without consent
  • attempted sexual assault
  • inappropriate touching without consent


There are two ways you can tell us what happened