The Collegian
Saturday, February 24, 2024

Consent at UR: How students navigate and consider sexual consent and intimacy

How do students define and consider sex and consent at UR? Graphics by Claire Comey

In the midst of a national #MeToo movement and recent Title IX changes on UR's campus, conversations about what constitutes consent are happening nationwide

The University of Richmond policy prohibiting sexual misconduct defines consent in this way: “Consent means clear and unambiguous agreement to engage in sexual activity as evidenced by words or actions that demonstrate a knowing and voluntary willingness to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity."

But how do UR students view consent and feel about it? And how do they react to it or signal it? The Collegian decided to check in with students to see how they perceive consent and sex — click through the gallery to find out.

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