Butte College strictly prohibits any and all forms of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Students who violate this policy may be subject to civil action through the college's conduct process and/or criminal proceedings at the discretion of the appropriate law enforcement agency. This page contains comprehensive information for students regarding the college's Student Code of Conduct, Board Policies, administrative procedures, and relevant college and community resources for students.
Rape: The California Penal Code prohibits acts of rape, some of which are summarized as follows: (a) sexual intercourse against a person's will accomplished by force or threats of bodily injury; sexual intercourse against a person's will where the person has reasonable fear that she/he or another will be injured if she/he does not submit to the intercourse; (c) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of giving consent, or is prevented from resisting, due to alcohol or drugs, and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused; (d) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of resisting because she/he, at the time, is unconscious or asleep, and this is known to the accused; and, (e) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of giving consent or resisting due to youth (under the age of 18), and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused. (See also California Penal Code 261.)
Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault includes threats of sexual violence (section 67385(d), California Ed. Code), incest (between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law), statutory rape (with a person who is under statutory age of consent), and, as defined by the California Penal Code, forced sodomy (anal intercourse), forced oral copulation (oral-genital contact), rape by foreign object (forced penetration, however slightly, by a foreign object, including a finger, into a genital or anal opening), and sexual battery (the unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal). It also includes situations when the accused sexually assaults a complainant incapable of giving consent, including where the complainant is prevented from resisting due to alcohol or drugs or youth (under the age of 18) and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused. Except where otherwise necessary, this policy will hereinafter refer to both rape and sexual assault simply as"sexual assault."
NOTE: Forced intercourse or other unwanted sexual contact is defined as sexual assault whether the perpetrator is a stranger or an acquaintance of the complainant. Intoxication of the perpetrator shall not diminish the perpetrator's responsibility for sexual assault.
Sexual Harassment: Sexual Harassment includes any unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of employees or students at Butte College is further defined as nay unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Here you will find on and off campus resources to help students. Safe Place
Campus Resources Available to Victim/Survivor of a Sexual Assault
Provision of case management, safety planning, legal advocacy, and personal wellness.
Swing Space A
Early Alert Priority Passes, initiated by faculty or staff, designates the student is to receive priority service.
Provision of health care and psychological counseling services and referrals.
Located in Parking Lot #3C
Reporting of the incident if the survivor desires police investigation and support.
(530) 895-2351 or 2677 from campus phones
911 for emergency or crime in progress
Community Resources Available to Victim/Survivor of a Sexual Assault