Grand Valley State University Women's Center
If you have any questions about of this information, the Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center can assist you. The Women’s Center can advocate for and help support you or a victim/survivor of sexual violence.
When most people hear the term "stalking," they think of some crazed fan following a certain celebrity's every move. Although this image is certainly one of stalking, it is a real crime that effects many individuals.
Stalking is the willful course of conduct over time involving repeated or continuing harassment made against the expressed wishes of another person, which causes that person to feel emotional distress, such as fear, harassment, intimidation, apprehension or threats. Stalking is serious, often violent and can escalate over time. Stalking can happen in person, through the mail, via email, over the phone of among other avenues. A stalker can be someone the victim knows well or not at all.
Stalking can happen in person, through the mail, e-mail, over the phone, or other ways. The difficulty in stalking cases is that every stalker acts differently, so no one set of guidelines will cover every situation. Additionally, it is the interpretation of the act by the victim that determines whether an act is stalking, not the intention of the actor.
GVSU Student Code: Assault, Stalking, Violence
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