"No Means No" could soon change to "Yes Means Yes." Some local lawmakers proposed that bill on Tuesday, hoping it could help prevent sexual assaults on campus.
The general idea is anything less than yes, should mean no when it comes to sexual assault.
"It's not about what she wore, it's not about what she drank, it's about whether or not the perpetrator got consent and it was a mutual interaction," said Erin Roberts, Executive Director of E.V.E.
Working with victims Roberts says that distinction makes a big difference. Which is why she supports "Yes means Yes" -- meaning that only a sober yes on both sides counts as consent.
It's a concepts schools would have to teach under a bill proposed by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.) and Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason).
"Whose responsibility is it to not have sexual assault, it's the perpetrators are the ones that need to stop, not the victims," Roberts added.
The goal is teaching kids early will prevent assaults when they get to college, something the state Coalition of End Domestic Sexual Violence is on board with.
"Bills like this in and of itself can't end sexual violence but it can be a very positive first step in changing the culture and the norms," said Executive Director Kathy Hagenian.
Police officers who investigate sexual assault cases say this could change investigations because it creates a clearer standard for holding perpetrators accountable.