Consent to engage in sexual activity must be knowing and
voluntary; it must exist from the beginning to end of each instance of sexual
activity and for each form of sexual contact. Consent is demonstrated through
mutually understandable words and/or actions that clearly indicate a
willingness to engage freely in sexual activity. Consent is active, not
passive. In other words, if someone is drunk, they can NOT legally give
Source: Title IX Resource Guide
In 1964, Kitty Genovese, was raped and murdered while 38 men
and women stood by and did nothing to help. Often those that are bystanders, or
witnesses, to sexual violence and harassment feel scared, alone and afraid to
say or do anything. (Source: http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Publications_NSVRC_Booklets_Engaging-Bystanders-in-Sexual-Violence-Prevention.pdf).
YOU have the ability to begin changing cultural norms and
acceptance of sexual harassment and violence.
YOU have the ability influence others around you to feel
responsible and competent in intervening.
YOU have the ability to be a role model for helping others.
1. Notice the Event
2. Interpret it as a Problem
3. Take Responsibility for Acting
4. Decide How to Act
5. Choose to Act