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You will find the definition of consent in the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, which is a “consent-based” policy. Consensual sexual behavior is mutually desired and freely chosen by partners who are fully capable of consent.

To be fully capable of consent, an individual cannot be incapacitated by illness, injury, alcohol or other drug consumption, nor any other condition or circumstance that would preclude consent. Clear, reciprocal verbal communication is the key to establishing consent.

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Consent in Intimate Relationships

Check out this great article written by Alan Berkowitz discussing consent. Alan Berkowitz is an independent consultant who helps colleges, universities, public health agencies and communities design programs that address health and social justice issues.

His expert opinion is frequently sought after by the federal government and professional organizations, and he is well-known for scholarship and innovative programs which address issues of substance abuse, sexual assault, gender, and diversity. (