For Immediate Release
January 20, 2016
CONTACT: Alison Berke Morano, Co-Founder
[email protected] or 813.766.9872
The Affirmative Consent Project Releases Comprehensive “Campus Policy Report”
A guide for colleges to compare and create consent policy for their campus
The Affirmative Consent Project, a nonprofit online resource that offers up to date information and news to help students and administrators combat campus sexual assault, has debuted a new section in their online community entitled “The Campus Consent Report.” The report is a cross referenced list of state colleges and the types of consent policy they’ve adopted, or not adopted, in their campus safety guides. The report tracks more than 450 colleges, and provides links to each school’s Title IX policy. The report also cross references colleges by region and policy strength.
The full report and guide can be found here: affirmativeconsent.com/consentpolicy/
The six (6) types of policy strength levels range from ‘No Affirmative Consent Policy’ to ‘State Mandated Affirmative Consent Policy’ (for those schools in a state that has passed statewide affirmative consent legislation) The breakdown is as follows:
- No Affirmative Consent Reference
- Affirmative Consent Policy
- Reference to Consent
- Reference to Effective Consent
- Strong Consent Policy (No State Mandate)
- State Mandated Strong Consent Policy
“We have seen a significant increase in campus sexual assault policies around the country, and many of these include the Affirmative Consent Standard. We also receive consulting requests from schools writing their own consent policy. This database is for those schools who are not only adding new sections to their policy guides to address campus assault, but would also like to see what other universities are doing to address this issue.” Alison Berke, Co-Founder, the Affirmative Consent Project
The Campus Policy Project, along with the state legislative tracking section on the website (50 States of Consent) is another step towards a comprehensive guide to the Affirmative Consent movement. The site also includes a section that tracks consent policies in other countries (‘affirmativeconsent.com/worldconsent ’).
The spotlight continues to shine on campus safety, ending sexual assault, and improving incident reporting procedures. The Affirmative Consent Project (www.affirmativeconsent.com) is working tirelessly to provide updates that promote safety and awareness about this issue. The website has more than 1800 posts aimed at fostering consent conversations on and off campus. The Affirmative Consent Marketplace “Consent Gear” also offers products such as our consent kits (which include consent guides and condoms), tshirts, phone covers, and other items with positive messaging about campus relationship safety.