Consent is the voluntary and mutual agreement to engage in the act or acts in question and to continue to engage in the act or acts. Voluntary agreement to engage in the activity or to continue to engage in the activity must be communicated through words or conduct.
Consent is clear and active. Consent cannot be implied and it can be revoked or altered at any time during the act or acts in question.
Consent is ongoing. Consenting to one kind of sexual activity does not mean that consent is given for another sexual activity. And, consent only applies to each specific instance of sexual activity
No consent is obtained where an individual is incapable of consenting.
It is the responsibility of the person who wants to engage in physical contact or sexual activity to make sure that they have consent from the other person(s) involved. Physical contact or sexual activity without consent is sexual assault.
The Sexual Violence Policy is in review. The new version of the policy will be open for public feedback and comments in Fall 2018.