9.5.16 | Emma Platoff and Jonathan Lai
The dorm room door hangers have three simple questions to help students understand consent: "Is the person sober? Is the person awake? Did the person say yes?"
Before 2011, the College of New Jersey didn't define sexual consent. This year, it reads: "informed, freely and actively given mutually understandable words or actions which indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity."
With a new definition and clearer policies, TCNJ has been better able to teach students how to communicate about sexual activity, administrators said.
Many have adopted what is known as "affirmative consent," turning from the "no means no" message of years past to the new, stronger "yes means yes."