Relationship violence is a broad term that encompasses Domestic Violence and Dating Violence.
Appalachian State University defines domestic violence as an act of violence committed by:
- the victim's current or former spouse or intimate partner;
- by a person with whom the victim shared a child in common;
- by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; or
- by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
- by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
Physical or sexual abuse committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the Complainant. Whether the relationship is of a romantic or intimate nature is determined by a variety of factors, which include:
- the length of the relationship;
- the type of relationship; and
- the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Cycle of Violence
Your safety is extremely important to us. The following are resources available to you in regards to your safety, whether it be on campus, in your residence, or off
- Immediate Emergency Assistance 911/ 9-911 (from campus phone)
- Local Non–Emergency Assistance
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Protective Order
- University No Contact Directive
- Seeking Shelter