Illinois State University is a Culture of Respect campus and participated in the two year program as a school in Cohort 1 of the Collective . A team of 45 students, staff, faculty, and administrators worked together to improve our prevention and response to sexual violence.
Contact Nikki Brauer for further information about initiatives around addressing interpersonal violence.
With a comprehensive lens, consent is giving or granting permission. We give permission or consent in a variety of ways, when opening a bank account, when downloading apps on our phones, when we allow someone to sit next to us, or when we allow someone to take our photo. We most likely give consent in many other ways and do not necessarily think about it.
In terms of engaging in sexual activity consent is heard, seen, felt and should always be an enthusiastic YES. In the context of healthy relationships and sexuality, consent is about respecting boundaries, preferences, and desires. This should be an ongoing conversation with your partner.
Illinois State University celebrates Consent Day in April each during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to engage in thoughtful conversations about consent and to allow for deeper understanding. This awareness event invites student organizations from campus to collaborate and lift voices around this complex issue. Information about Consent Day 2021 will be found here.