Survivor Empowerment, Response to Violence, and Education


What is DVSAS?

DVSAS is an acronym for dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. You may have also heard the term intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual violence; both of these also refer to DVSAS. Because there are times when instances of DVSAS are not always clear cut, we want to highlight some examples of each crime area below. We recognize that some of the definitions and examples below may be triggering for some, so please know we intend for this information to be educational and to spread awareness. Click on each topic below to view more information along with links for more resources.

It should be noted that dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are all considered crimes, are punishable by law, and must be reported yearly in PUC’s Annual Security Report. PUC is dedicated to responding to instances of DVSAS and resolving situations in an equitable manner through our Title IX Department. To make a report of DVSAS to PUC you can follow this link: Make a Report or go to the Title IX “Get Help Now” page for more information.

Dating & Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault