What is Stalking

Stalking is defined as:

  • engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:

  • fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or

  • suffer substantial emtoinal distress.

The most common tactics offenders use to stalk are:

  •  unwanted phone calls, voice mails, texts, spying

  • sending unwanted gifts, letters, emails

  • use of social media to track the victim

  • waiting for the victim at a particular location

  • use of GPS and other technology to track the victim

Did you know? 

  • Stalking can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, family upbringing, socio-economic status.
  • In situations of dating violence, stalking may be used to maintain or regain the relationship and control of the victim.
  • In sexual assault cases, stalking may take place before and/or after the incident.
  • Stalking is antithetical to our Siena values and to our vision of what it means to live and learnin a safe, respectful and inclusive community.
  • Stalking is also violation of Siena College’s Code of Conduct. More information about stalking can be found in The Human Rights Policy and Procedures, which can be found in the Siena Life Student Handbook or online