Opinion: ASUP stresses consent education for students

By ASUP Executive Board | October 9, 2018 1:53pm
ASUP urges students to learn more about consent and attend the “Can I Kiss You?” event on Wednesday.
Media Credit: Annika Gordon / The Beacon

The discussion around consent and cultivating respect in interpersonal relationships is deeply relevant to contemporary issues at our university and across the country. The importance of these issues is increasingly relevant and demands that we, as students and leaders, be educated. As our community’s discussion of consent develops and deepens, we strongly believe that we are morally called to further our education and continue learning. 

For this reason, ASUP strongly recommends that the student body take advantage of one of the many opportunities available to continue our learning. Fortunately, one such event is being put on this week by Title IX, Athletics, and Student Affairs on Wednesday, October 10 at 3:30pm. The speaker, Mike Domitrz, is the central figurehead of the Date Safe Project and will be providing an energetic space to learn about consent and healthy relationships. 

We, as ASUP, believe that it is our obligation to help educate the student body, both as advocates and student leaders, and highly recommend that students take advantage of this opportunity. It is a great starting point for students to find answers to some basic questions about consent and healthy relationships. The details are as follows:

Title: “Can I Kiss You?”

Date & Time: 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Location: Quiet Side of the Commons

More information on Mike Domitrz can be found here: https://www.datesafeproject.org/