Equity and Consent
What is Consent?
Consent is defined by the following:
- Means all parties are ready and willing to share that moment with one another, and each person has control over their participation and what that moment will be like.
- Means all participants have to say “Yes” and continue to say “Yes” as the interactions continue.
- Is enthusiastic, free-willing, clear, concise, mutual, and on-going.
- Can be verbal or non-verbal (e.g., high-five, thumbs up, head nod “yes”, etc.).
- Cannot be given if either partner is:
- Under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Asleep, unconscious, or incapacitated
- Coerced in any way
- Under the age of 18 (unless married)
- Does not understand the nature of the act
What to Do if You’ve Had a Non-Consensual Interaction
If you have had a non-consensual interaction (i.e., sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, etc.), and would like information on resources, supportive measures, and reporting options, you may reach a Title IX Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about consent, check out these resources:
Sierra College also strongly recommends that all students complete the student training surrounding Title IX prevention. Contact the Title IX Office at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu to learn more.
If you are in imminent danger, please call 911.