What is Consent

Effective Consent Definition

Effective Consent means words or actions that show an active, knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.

Effective Consent cannot be gained:

  • By force
  • By ignoring or acting without regard to the objections of another
  • By taking advantage of the incapacitation of another, where the accused student knows or reasonably should have known of such incapacitation
    • Incapacitation is most commonly caused by the consumption of alcohol (and/or drugs).
  • When the activity in question exceeds the scope of effective consent previously given
    • Example would be consent given for kissing but that consent does not mean that the consent extends to an encounter of sexual intercourse.
  • When your partner is silent. Silence, in and of itself, cannot convey consent.
  • When your partner is under the designated minimum age to give consent

For further clarification about consent, please watch the short video found below.

Tea Consent