Definitions

Consent
Consent means the affirmative, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity during a sexual encounter.  Consent cannot be given by an individual who is: 
  1. asleep or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs, alcohol, or for any other reason; or
  2. under the lawful age to provide legal consent; or
  3. under duress, threat, coercion or force. 
Intoxication is not a defense against allegations that an individual has engaged in nonconsensual conduct.

Dating Violence
Dating Violence is a type of domestic violence, except the act is committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence means:
  1. physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent body harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members;
  2. sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or
  3. stalking of one family or household member by another family or household member.
Pursuant to Chapter 10.99 RCW, it also includes, but is not limited to the following crimes when committed by one family or household member against another:  assault; drive-by shooting; reckless endangerment; coercion; burglary; criminal trespass, malicious mischief; kidnapping; unlawful imprisonment; and violation of a restraining order, no-contact order or protection order.


Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault includes any form of actual or attempted sexual activity perpetrated upon a person without that person's consent, including sexual behavior coerced through physical or verbal threats, force or other forms of manipulation and sexual behavior when one person cannot give consent due to incapacitation.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination that includes unwelcome, gender-based, verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic, and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s gender.

Stalking
Stalking includes matters in which an individual intentionally and repeatedly harasses or repeatedly follows another person; the person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person; or the stalker knows or reasonably should know that the person is frightened, intimidated, or harassed, even if the stalker lacks such an intent.