What is Consent?

Consent is affirmative words or conduct indicating the freely, willingly, and knowingly given agreement to have sexual contact. A person cannot consent if incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, coerced into submission, unconscious, or otherwise physically or mentally incapacitated. Consent to one form of sexual contact does not imply consent to other forms. An existing relationship, past relationship, or prior consent does not imply consent to future sexual contact.

What is Prohibited Conduct?

The following conduct is prohibited by the Carthage College Community Code as a violation of our Sexual Misconduct Policy.

  • Sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Stalking
  • Gender-based bullying
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Aiding or facilitating any form of sexual violence
  • Retaliation