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April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.
Consent: Consent requires words or overt actions by a person indicating a freely given present agreement to perform a particular sexual act with another person. Silence or the absence of resistance does not imply consent. It is a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity between individuals of legal age. Consent means the person is freely giving their present agreement to engage in sexual activity. Consent must be given at every stage of sexual activity. Past consent does not imply future consent. Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with another.
For more information go to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, https://inside.augsburg.edu/studentaffairs/harassment-and-sexual-harassment-reporting-form/definitions/
Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence.
Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111. Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.