Sexual Violence Awareness

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Consent for sexual contact cannot legally be given if an individual is under the age of 18, is incapacitated due to alcohol or other drugs, is unconscious or asleep, or has limited mental capacity. Consent is a clear yes, not the absence of no.

Understanding Consent

Consent is positive cooperation involving an act of free will, absent of coercion, intimidation, force or the threat of force. A person cannot give consent if he or she is unable to understand what is going on.

There must always be active consent on both sides. Consent to one event or action does not imply consent to another. If limits are made clear and consent is not given, pressuring someone into changing his or her mind is not consent.

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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.