What is sexual assault?

The MacMurray College Sexual Conduct Policy defines sexual assault and misconduct in the following ways:

  • Sexual Assault occurs when the act is intentional and is committed by sexual penetration and any of the following conditions exist: force or threat of force, the perpetrator knows the victim does not understand the nature of the act, or victim is incapable of giving consent.
  • Sexual Misconduct occurs when the act is committed and is defined as any intentional or knowingly touching or fondling directly or through clothing of the sex organs, buttocks, or breasts of either person for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of either person in which the victim does not give or is unable to give consent.
  • Effective Consent is defined as a clear, positive agreement; is best attained verbally prior to sexual interaction; is not assumed based on any prior relationship; and cannot be given by a person who is asleep or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs, alcohol, or for any other reason.

Why would I fill out this form?

This information will be used to help enhance understanding of our campus climate so that we may strengthen sexual violence response and prevention efforts, as well as for statistical purposes. Survivors and third-party/bystanders can also use this form to report and/or request support.

What happens with this information?

In addition to tracking sexual assaults where MacMurray students are either the survivors or offenders, MacMurray College may take disciplinary action against the offender and/or the associated group (e.g. club, organization). Please note: Completing this form does not constitute a police report or a student conduct report. You will not be contacted by the College unless you indicate a desire to be contacted on this form.

What if I would like to speak with a person?

To talk to a person about the incident, contact the Office of the Dean of Student Life at 217-479-7062, the Title IX Coordinator at 217-479-7156, or Health Services at 217-479-7160.  The Dean of Student Life is available on call after hours by contacting the Office of Campus Safety and Security at 217-37-3207.

Paper Copy

If you would prefer to print a copy of this form, it is available on My Mac.edu.  Please mail to

Office of the Dean of Student Life
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650