Campus SaVE Act Definitions

Campus Safety Authority (CSA)

Who is a campus safety authority CSA?

A campus safety authority is defined as any administrator of staff person who have responsibility for a student or campus activity outside of the classroom including police officers, athletic coaches, the student activity facilitator, Dean of Students, or the Student Advocate.

Who is not a campus safety authority CSA?    

A faculty member who does not have responsibility for a student or campus activity beyond the classroom.

Consent: Section 13A-6-70

It is a violation of State law to commit a sexual act without the consent of the individual. The law states that the lack of consent results from: 1) Forcible compulsion, and the 2) Incapacity to consent. A person is deemed incapable of consent if they are: forced, threatened, unconscious, drugged, less than 16, mentally or developmentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, physically helpless, chronically mentally ill, or believe they are undergoing a medical procedure.;

  • Know your own limits and communicate what you don’t want
  • Say “no” out loud if your don’t feel comfortable
  • Don’t be afraid to tell them to “stop”
  • “no” means no!

If they don’t stop when you tell them to, they have committed a sexual assault

Sexual assault:  Section 13A-6-65

Sexual assault can be broadly defined as sexual contact that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.  For example, touching, fondling, kissing, and other unwanted sexual contact can be classified as sexual battery.

  • Sexual intercourse against a person’s will is rape.
  • Sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger is unlawful sexual intercourse.
  • Perpetrators of sexual assault can be strangers, friends, and acquaintances, family members, male or female.
  • Perpetrators may commit sexual assault by means of overt physical violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, pressure, or tricks.  Often, sexual assault involves psychological coercion and taking advantage of an individual who is incapacitated or under duress, and therefore is incapable of making a decision on his or her own.

Rape: Section 13A-6-61

A person commits the crime of rape if he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex by forcible compulsion; 2) He or she, being 16 years old or older, engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is less than 12 years old. (Rape in the first degree is a Class A felony).

Domestic violence: Section 13A-6-130

A person commits domestic violence when the commit an offense against a current or former spouse or cohabitant, parent, child, any person who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant. Domestic violence in the first degree is a Class A felony

Dating Violence:

  • Forcible sex offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly
  • Non-forcible sex offenses: Any sexual act that includes incest and statutory rape

Stalking: Section 13A-6-90

Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. A person who intentionally and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and who makes a threat, either expressed or implied is guilty of the crime of stalking.


An active bystander is someone who intervenes to interrupt behaviors in social situations that could lead to sexual violence.