The need for sexual assault prevention work on college campuses is
largely accepted; however, higher education and student affairs professionals
continue to debate the best way to do this work. In this analysis,
I explore sex-neutral, sex-positive, and punitive foci for sexual assault
prevention and consent education. After analyzing the effectiveness of
each of these foci, I suggest that sexual assault prevention and consent
education on college campuses cannot be limited to only reactive strategies.
I provide examples of tactics that different functional areas can utilize
as well as examples from my own work in student affairs. Expanding
the focus of sexual assault prevention and consent education will
require student affairs professionals across functional areas to take on
more responsibility for this important work. I conclude by advocating
for the creation of a specific personnel position to oversee sexual assault
prevention and consent on campus.
Heenehan, F. (2019). Best Practices in Consent Education: An Analysis. The Vermont Connection, 40(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol40/iss1/16