Domestic Violence Policy
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
Stalking: 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 www.uwosh.edu/cvpp/dating-domestic-violence
McKendree University Domestic Violence Policy