Title IX Corner: Defining Consent in Your Sexual Misconduct Policy

Questions of consent are often central to Title IX investigations. The clearer your school’s policies are on what does and does not constitute consent, the easier it will be for your investigators to reach a well-supported conclusion.

What does your K-12 school district, college, or university’s sexual misconduct policy say about consent? Is it time to make some upgrades to your policy? The infographic below illustrates some best practices on what this definition of consent should include:

Title IX: Defining Consent, Knowing, Voluntary, Coercion, Incapacitation, Blackouts

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Lora L. Zimmer

Health Law and Title IX Attorney at McCarty Law LLP
Lora focuses her practice in corporate and business transactions, with a particular focus on the business and regulatory needs of health care clients. In addition, Lora is a trained Title IX investigator, providing prompt, thorough investigations and objective reporting in response to alleged violations of schools’ sexual misconduct policies.