Stop Sexual assault

Definition of terms

Prevent instances of sexual harassment.

Sexual violence: any sexual act/attempt to obtain a sexual act,unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic [aperson’s] sexuality, using coercion, threats of harm or physical force, by any person regardless of r/ship to the survivor, in any setting including but not limited to home and work.”

Confidential information: Confidential information about sexual harassment cases can be provided through hotlines, anonymous letters, or individual reporting.

Rape Victim: A person who is forced to engage in sexual intercourse without consent

Sodomy: Forced anal and/or oral sex is common among men and can also affect women.

Survivor: A person who has experienced sexual harassment or rape, whether they sought medical help or not, and is still dealing with the aftermath of the ordeal.

Post-rape care: Care for rape victims includes medical attention, counseling, follow-up, and legal action as needed.

Types of sexual harassment

Verbal Harassment:

  • Inappropriate comments, jokes, or remarks of a sexual nature made by students, faculty, or staff that create discomfort or a hostile

Non-Verbal Harassment:

  • Unwanted gestures, leering, or suggestive looks that make individuals feel

Physical Harassment:

  • Unwanted touching, patting, hugging, or any form of physical contact without

Cyber Harassment

  • Harassment through electronic means, including online bullying, sharing explicit content without consent, or engaging in unwelcome online

Sexual Coercion

  • Pressuring or coercing someone into engaging in sexual activities against their will, including through threats, intimidation, or promises of

How to minimize the risk of becoming a potential target

1. Inform someone about your destination, companions, and expected return time whenever you go out.
2. Exercise caution when providing directions to strangers and avoid being overly trusting.
3. Trust your instincts; if you feel pressured or threatened, express your feelings or leave the situation if needed.
4. Prioritize your safety over politeness; use assertive non-verbal cues such as pushing away, avoiding smiles, and using a firm voice.
5. Keep a friend’s phone number on hand to call for help if necessary.
6. Stay away from risky locations both on and off the main campus.
7. Always have a companion when walking at night, even when leaving the library or hostel.
8. If you attend a party, refrain from excessive alcohol consumption.
9. Never leave your drink unattended; if you do, request a new one or ask that it be opened in your presence.
10. Exercise caution in online relationships, as they can be susceptible to abuse.

What steps to take if you experience sexual assault

1. Immediately contact a trusted friend, guardian, or parent, or call the designated hotline number to report the incident and seek assistance.
2. Proceed to the health unit and notify the on-duty doctor. If off-campus, head to the nearest health facility.
3. Inform the security officer about the incident.
4. Report the occurrence to the office Gender.
5. Seek psychosocial support from the counselors at the counseling Unit.
6. Preserve evidence by refraining from taking a shower or removing the clothing worn during the incident.
7. If clothing has been removed, place them in a clean brown paper bag and store it in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid using plastic bags, as they can damage evidence.
8. Note the time and location of the offense, if possible


Phone Number: 0800 724 635 (toll free)

  • CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER Phone Number: 0706244429

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