UVM policy defines consent as:
- Willingly giving permission or agreement to a particular sexual activity or behavior, without coercion, fear or threat of harm or other unwanted consequences.
Consent is an informed, voluntary agreement to participate in a specific act.
- Freely and actively given – without coercion, fear or threat of harm.
- Mutually understood.
- Clearly communicated.
Consent cannot be given by one who is mentally or physically incapable of giving clear consent at the time of the sexual activity.
Last modified February 05 2014 01:54 PM