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Consent

The university’s policy on sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking defines “consent” as follows:

Consent means an active agreement to participate in sexual contact or sexual penetration. An active agreement is words and/or conduct that communicate a person’s willingness to participate in sexual contact or sexual penetration.

The following individuals cannot give valid consent:

A person who is incapacitated, if either the person claiming to have obtained consent knows that the other person is incapacitated or a reasonable person would know that the other person is Incapacitated;

A person who is forced to participate in sexual contact or sexual penetration; or

A person who is under the age of eighteen (18), unless the person giving consent is at least the age of thirteen (13) and the other person is less than four (4) years older than the person giving consent.

Read Appendix B of the policy for more information.

 

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