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In consent, every step is really important

I feel like people tend to forget that just because you consent to one thing, does not mean you’re consenting to another. So, asking for consent on every step is really important and a lot of people tend to forget that.

Recommendations

  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.

  • Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.