IPV is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person. It can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, economic abuse, and/or sexual abuse. Abusers use threats, intimidation, isolation, excessive jealousy, and/or possessive behavior to gain and maintain power over the target of their abuse. There are two types of intimate partner violence (IPV) that are apart of the College's definitions for prohibited conduct of sexual violence, domestic violence and dating violence.
Domestic Violence, sometimes called battering or family violence, is violence committed by a current or former spouse, persons who share a child in common, or a person of whom there is/was currently or previously cohabitation.
Dating Violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of an intimate nature with the victim. It can involve any person with whom one has an intimate relationship, such as a partner, ex-partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, or any other individual.