Lifestyles Center Blog

HUMP DAY: CONSENT

Sexual assault is defined as any type of sexual contact that takes place without clear consent of the recipient.

When looking at the statistics involving sexual assault, it can be very shocking.  For example, did you know that approximately twenty percent of women will be sexually assaulted while at university, and about four percent of men will be too?  Although the crime rate for sexual assault is high, it is not often reported.  Forty-two percent, close to half, of women who are raped keep it to themselves.  In addition, most college-university victims are sexually assaulted by someone that they are familiar with.

It is important for universities to open the conversation to a subject like sexual assault.  Speaking out against sexual assault has allowed people to report more crimes than in past years.  Also, campuses have been put under investigation to make sure that sex crimes are being well documented, and not being kept secret.  Title IX, which covers sexual assault,  is a policy that all students must take seriously because it empowers us as a whole, and protects us from discrimination.  Overall, everybody should be aware that sexual assault is not a crime that is tolerated.

My Own Opinion:  I have heard, Lisa Evaneski, our Title IX coordinator speak out against it, and she is a force to be reckoned with!  

An interesting video that she shows is one comparing tea drinking with consent.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8)

Written by Angelica Perez, Peer Educator

Photo Cred:Stop Sexual Assault