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Sexual Assault

Dear Student,

The Peralta Community College District prides itself on providing an enriching college experience, which demands a safe and healthy student environment. To facilitate this, we are working on providing different prevention and outreach programs and resources to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

As part of these different programs, we are offering, and highly encourage you to view, “Not Anymore”, an online program regarding the prevention of interpersonal violence created by Student Success™. This video-based program discusses the different State and Federal laws regarding interpersonal violence and provides critical information about Consent, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and much more.

Not Anymore will help you better understand how vitally important these issues are and what you can do to help make yourself and your campus safer. A great way for you to help is to spread the word and encourage your friends to watch with you.

Not Anymore is available now for you to watch. We highly encourage, and strongly recommend, that you take and complete the entire program by December 30, 2016.

Before a relationship becomes intimate, it is crucial that both parties have given each other full consent. Consent is when there is a mutual agreement for sexual activity without any coercion or persuasion involved. When someone says ‘No,’ that does not mean that they can be convinced or pressured to change their mind. Consent must be given freely.

What is consent?

  • Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create clear permission regarding willingness to engage in the sexual activity
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time
  • There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion
  • There is no consent if a person is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired
  • Consent needs to be clear
  • Past consent does not mean current or future consent

The Peralta Community College District has partnered with the Affirmative Consent Project, a non-profit organization that works with  the community to combat sexual assault and sexual violence on (and off) college and high school campuses. What is Affirmative Consent? “Affirmative consent” means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.  At all the Peralta Colleges, our great student health interns provide outreach- informing students about the medical services available. At the outreach table, interns have affirmative consent kits available. Inside of the consent kits are: two LifeSavers mints, one condom, lubricant, and a affirmative consent guide and small contract. The affirmative consent kits provide awareness and help create a consent-conscious student body.

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