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Sexual Assault

On-campus assistance for sexual assault victims includes:

Ms. Chris Lyons
Thomas University Title IX Coordinator and Director of Human Resources
229-226-1621, ext. 1080

Off-campus assistance is available through dialing 911,  the Assault Crisis Intervention Number 226-6666 and Thomasville Police at  226-2101.   

If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you are encouraged to seek medical treatment and to report the assault. You may report this crime by calling the Thomasville Police Department, or you may request assistance in reporting the crime by contacting the Office of Student Life or by contacting your resident assistant or hall director. It is important to report the assault so that evidence may be preserved to provide proof of criminal sexual assault. Please recognize the importance of getting help in dealing with an assault.

Sexual assault may include:

Any involuntary sexual act in which a person is threatened, coerced, or forced to engage in against his or her will.

Sexual assault may be committed by a stranger or by an acquaintance. Sexual assault may include sexual touching of another person against his or her will or forcing an unwilling person to touch another person sexually.

Sexual assault occurs when such acts are committed either by force, threat, or intimidation, or through the use of the victim's mental or physical helplessness - due to, but not limited to, drug or alcohol consumption, sleep, unconsciousness. 

TU will investigate all reported sexual assaults or attempted assaults. 

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