Definition of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault, as defined by SARA Office:

Sexual misconduct is the commission of an unwanted sexual act, whether by an acquaintance or by a stranger, that occurs without indication of consent.

Sexual assault is the actual, attempted or threatened unwanted sexual act, whether by an acquaintance or by a stranger, accomplished

  1. against a person’s will by means of force (express or implied), violence, duress, menace, fear or fraud, or
  2. when a person is incapacitated or unaware of the nature of the act, due to unconsciousness, sleep and/or intoxicating substances.