Information on dating violence
It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking.Women are also far more likely to be murdered by their past/present male intimate partners.Domestic violence refers to all forms of violence or threats of violence between current or former spouses or partners in a relationship, whether it be a marriage, common-law, or dating relationship. Everyone experiences anger, but not everyone chooses to be abusive towards others.
The Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence describes abusers as being obsessively jealous and possessive, overly confident, having mood swings or a history of violence or temper, seeking to isolate their partner from family, friends and colleagues, and having a tendency to blame external stressors.
At Roger Williams University and in compliance with state law, a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual misconduct or stalking has the right to request a *Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or an Emergency Restraining Order from the courts as well as a no contact order from RWU.
Any person who obtains an order of protection from Rhode Island or any state should provide a copy to the Department of Public Safety, the local police agency and the Office of the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for student matters. The full statute is available here If you have information about any such matter occurring on campus or involving a member of the campus community, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at (401)254-3333 or ext. If you have questions about the state mandatory reporting requirements, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 401-254-3611 (ext.
Please see community edu for more information of the Code of Conduct.
Regardless of whether a victim elects to pursue a criminal complaint, the University will assist victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking and encourages reporting of such.