Domestic Violence Policydomestic violence

Mission Statement

McKendree University is dedicated to preventing domestic violence by providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect.

What is Dating/Domestic Violence?

Intimate partner Violence means any physical, sexual, or psychological harm against individuals in heterosexual or same-sex relationships by current or former partners and spouses of the individuals which includes stalking, dating violence, sexual violence, and domestic violence.


Types of Dating Violence

Willfully and repeatedly engaging in a knowing course of harassing conduct directed at another individual that reasonably and seriously alarms, torments or terrorizes the individual that reasonably and seriously alarms, torments, or terrorizes the individual.

Psychological or emotional: Verbal violence, isolation, threats, name calling, shaming, demeaning, intimidating

Physical: Hitting, kicking, choking, biting, shaking, or other physical force

Sexual: Forcing a partner to engage in sexual acts against his or her will

Economic: Withholding financial resources, controlling partner’s money or spending it, threatening partner’s financial resources


Information compiled from 

McKendree University Domestic Violence Policy