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Stalking is an unwanted pursuit that causes the victim to fear for his or her safety. It can occur during or after a relationship, or in the absence of a relationship, and usually involves conduct that serves to harass, intimidate and frighten. If you feel you are being stalked, contact Marquette University Police Department, which can provide you with information regarding options for restricting contact.

Most cases of stalking on campus involve situations in which one person cannot accept the end of the romantic relationship or appropriately deal with a failed attempt at a romantic pursuit. Those who engage in acts of stalking often believe that their victim loves them and has been influenced by others to either end the relationship or fail to engage in a relationship. Itís estimated that 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime. The effects of stalking can be devastating for victims and include fear, helplessness, frustration, anxiety, insomnia and depression.

Stalking is a crime and, per Wisconsin law, acts include but are not limited to:

Resolving a stalking experience can often become frustrating and frightening. There are several important things to consider in ending a stalking situation:

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If you or someone you know have been a victim of sexual misconduct, information about available resources can be found HERE.