To Combat Sexual Assault, Colleges Say Yes to Affirmative Consent

October 29, 2015

By Bonnie Miller Rubin at Chicago Tribune 

 

"We're spending a lot of time on the nuances of consent because that's where many students get tripped up," said Bullock, a graduate student in social work in Champaign. "They do worry that it's going to ruin the mood."

As sexual assault cases on campuses have moved from private matter to public spotlight, college officials are revamping their sexual misconduct policies and replacing the old rules of "no means no" with a new norm of "yes means yes" — otherwise known as affirmative consent...

Schools: University of Illinois at Chicago University of Chicago