Student Services Building - 5th Floor
If there is immediate danger, call 911.
Consent: Sexual violence is not about sexual fulfillment; it is about one person asserting power and control over another. Sexual violence is about not having consent, or agreement, from the victim. However, defining consent can be difficult. Consent is an active agreement to engage in a certain act or be exposed to a certain situation. Consent to one activity (such as kissing or touching) does not imply consent to a different activity, such as intercourse.
giving explicit permission.
only possible when there is equal power.
based on choice.
active, not passive.
determined without pressure or coercion from others.
Consent is NOT:
giving in because of fear.
based on manipulation, deception, or lying.
possible when one person has more power than the other.
possible if one person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
giggling, changing the subject, or squirming.
Remember, the survivor is NEVER to blame, even if the attacker was an acquaintance, date, friend, or spouse and even if the survivor . . .
has been sexually intimate with that person or others before.
was drinking or using drugs.
froze and did not or could not say "no," or was unable to fight back physically.
was wearing clothes that others may see as seductive.
You have a right to be safe at The University of Texas at Austin.
Learn More About Consent:
Sex Talk, "A comic about communication, consent and gettin' it on" (three part series, click next at the bottom of the image!)
Where Is Your Line? "The Line Campaign is a non-profit organization and movement that is committed to empowering young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. We create critical dialogues and original media to inspire action. We develop leadership among diverse groups of people reaching and mobilizing them in their communities."
The Consensual Project "The Consensual Project partners with schools and universities to bring students a fresh understanding of consent. The innovative curriculum, workshops, and website empower young people to incorporate consent into their daily lives. The Consensual Project is committed to helping students connect through consent."
Project Respect, Yes Means Yes "Project Respect is a youth driven prevention and education program aimed at preventing sexualized violence amongst youth ages 14 - 19. It does this by looking at and challenging the root causes of sexualized violence such as gender stereotypes, power dynamics and miscommunication."
Scarleteen, "Driver's Ed for the Sexual Superhighway: Navigating Consent"
Learn more about consent by booking a FREE performance of Get Sexy. Get Consent. on the UT campus. Find out more here.