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Definition of Violation and Violence


To infringe on someone's space or privacy(stalking); to desecrate or profane something sacred; to fail to keep a promise, uphold a law (discrimination), observe a rule; to offend, insult or outrage one's sense of decency; to commit a sexual assault on women, men or animal (rape, incest).


Physical force used to cause injury, damage or destruction; an unjust or callous use of force or power (rape).

Forms of Violations/Violent Behaviors

Mental Abuse (Psychological)

Verbal assault, such as persistent or constant ridiculing, belittling, shaming, yelling, breaking down an individual's self-esteem and self-worth through malicious use of verbal statements.

Physical Abuse

Physical use of extreme force to control/overpower or injure or destroy by infringing on an individual's rights, sensibilities, etc. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, incest, spanking, fights, bullying etc.

Emotional Abuse (Psychosocial)

Stalking, hate crimes, dating violence, sex slaves crime, kidnappings, pedophile crimes etc. Emotional abuse can be a combination of both psychological and physical abuse.

For more information please visit: Forms of violence and ways to protect yourself.


All forms of abuse can be sustained under any circumstances/situations, on campus or off campus. Please be aware and seek help if you or anyone is a victim.

Call campus police at 310-434-4300 immediately if you see someone being victimized or if you are the victim.

For more contacts, visit Health & Safety Contacts.