What is Consent?

Consent is defined by the following:

  • Means all parties are ready and willing to share that moment with one another, and each person has control over their participation and what that moment will be like.
  • Means all participants have to say “Yes” and continue to say “Yes” as the interactions continue.
  • Is enthusiastic, free-willing, clear, concise, mutual, and on-going.
  • Can be verbal or non-verbal (e.g., high-five, thumbs up, head nod “yes”, etc.).
  • Cannot be given if either partner is:
    • Under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
    • Asleep, unconscious, or incapacitated
    • Coerced in any way
    • Under the age of 18 (unless married)
    • Does not understand the nature of the act

What to Do if You’ve Had a Non-Consensual Interaction

If you have had a non-consensual interaction (i.e., sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, etc.), and would like information on resources, supportive measures, and reporting options, you may reach a Title IX Counselor at 9confidential@sierracollege.edu


To learn more about consent, check out these resources:

Sierra College also strongly recommends that all students complete the student training surrounding Title IX prevention. Contact the Title IX Office to learn more.

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LaToya Jackson



Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Title IX Employer

Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students. Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX, Senate Bill 493, and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO and Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.