What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Health Bill of Rights
I have the right to own my own body.
I have a right to my own feelings, beliefs, opinions and perceptions.
I have a right to trust my own values about sexual contact.
I have a right to set my own sexual limits.
I have a right to say no at any time.
I have a right to say yes at any time.
I have the right to change my mind about who I’m having sex with, and when.
I have a right to remain celibate.
I have a right to experience sexual pleasure.
I have the right to my own sexual orientation and preferences.
I have a right to be the initiator in a sexual relationship and the other person has the right to say “yes” or assert their “no.”
I have a right to be in control of my sexual experiences.
I have a right to have a loving partner.
I have a right to my sexual orientation and preferences.
I have a right to have a partner who respects me, understands me, and is willing to communicate with me.
I have a right to ask questions and receive accurate sexual information.
I have the right to have fun, safe, and healthy sexual experiences.
Adapted from Oregon State University Student Health Services
Crisis Line Phone/Text Lines
- Gryphon Place Help Line: Dial 2-1-1 or 269.381. HELP (4357)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.4673
Women, men and gender non-conforming persons experience sexual assault. Below are some resources for survivors and allies against sexual violence.
- Kalamazoo College Title IX Office
- Kalamazoo College Sexual Misconduct Policy
- YWCA Victim Services Programs – The YWCA hosts support groups, individual counseling and other services for both male, female and non-binary survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
- RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
- RAINN on Sexual Assault of Men and Boys
- 1 in 6 – Resource for male survivors of sexual assault
- End Campus Sexual Assault from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Sexual Assault Hotline – 855.VOICES4
- Men Can Stop Rape
- No More Blog