Rape – The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. (replaced sexual assault)
Fondling – The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Incest: Non forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Non forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. The age of consent in Maryland is 16 years of age.
Definition of consent: Consent: is defined as an affirmative indication of a voluntary agreement to engage in the particular sexual act or conduct in question. Consent cannot be obtained through the use of force, threat, or intimidation. Consent cannot be given by someone who is not able to effectively communicate or to understand the nature of the conduct being engaged in as a result of having consumed drugs or alcohol or for any other reason. Silence on the part of an individual does not constitute his or her consent.
Domestic Violence: Domestic violence includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Maryland, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic violence laws of Maryland.
Dating Violence: Dating violence means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
Stalking: Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Course of conduct is defined as two or more acts, including but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly or through third parties, by any action, method, device, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
Substantial emotional distress is defined as significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily; require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of such conduct is a condition or basis for employment or educational decisions affecting the individual, or which is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.
Sexual Verbal Abuse: Sexual verbal abuse is using language that is sexual in nature and unwanted on the part of another person. Examples include but are not limited to phone calls or use of written and/or verbal communication that are intimidating, threatening, or obscene in nature.
Who to contact if a sexual offense occurs: report to
- Public Safety
- Student Life
- Loyola’s Title IX Coordinator (David Tiscione, ext. 5171)
- Faculty Advisor
Who and how to report an alleged offense: Reports of sexual misconduct should be reported to:
- Department of Public Safety: 410-617-5911 or 5010
- Student Life: 410-617-2488
- Counseling Center: 410-617-2273 (CARE)
- Loyola’s Title IX Coordinator: 410-617-2354
- Health Center: 410-617-5055
Campus police: 5911 Baltimore City Police: 911
Notice of available on campus and off campus resources for counseling, mental health or any other student services for victims of sex offenses:
Counseling Center: 410-617-2273
Health Center: 410-617-5055)
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence 24 hour-hotline: (410-828-6390)