Sexual activity without consent is sexual assault
Raising awareness of consent, safety, and sexual assault and keeping the dialogue going throughout the year are key to creating a climate of respect on campus. Join the conversation and follow #getconsent during the month of October to learn more about events and resources focused on consent at Dal.
It is everyone's responsibility to get consent if wanting to engage in sexual activity with another person. Sexual activity requires consent.
If you do not get consent, you are at risk of doing something the other person doesn't want you to do. You might disrespect and hurt someone. You are also at risk of breaking the law and facing criminal charges.
You need to get consent for any sexual activity or intimate contact - not just sexual intercourse. This includes kissing and touching. Grabbing someone’s breasts, genitals or buttocks is sexual assault, so is making someone touch you.
Any form of sexual activity with another person without consent is sexual assault.
Silence means NO
Information on this site adapted with permission from the University of Toronto Ask First Campaign www.askfirst.utoronto.ca
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