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Dating Violence

Dating Violence

a. Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with a victim

  • The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of
    1. Length of the relationship.
    2. Type of relationship.
    3. Frequency of interaction between the person involved in the relationship.
  • For purposes of the definition dating violence includes but is not limited to
    1. Sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
    2. Does NOT include acts covered under the definitions of domestic violence.
Examples of Dating Violence
  • Scenario 1: A female student cuts her ex-boyfriend with a knife during an altercation in an on-campus dining hall. Include this as one incident of on-campus Dating Violence and one on-campus Aggravated Assault.
  • Scenario 2: A female student reports that her boyfriend forced her into nonconsensual sex in her on-campus dorm room. Include one Rape in both the on-campus category and the on-campus student housing facility category, and one incident of Dating Violence in both the on-campus category and the on-campus student housing facility category.
  • Scenario 3: After a party on campus, John walked back to his apartment in a noncampus housing complex with Matt, whom he has hooked up with a few times over the past month. When they reached John’s apartment, it became clear that Matt was angry that John had been talking with other men at the party, causing Matt to punch two holes in the wall and threaten to beat John if he sees him flirting with any other men on campus. John now fears for his safety around Matt. Include one incident of noncampus Dating Violence for the threat of physical abuse.
  • Scenario 4: A dating couple is arguing on a public sidewalk in front of a campus building. The male slaps the female and her face is red. Include this as one public property incident of Dating Violence.



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