Augusta University’s Title IX Office and Multicultural Student Engagement are collaborating to host “Let’s Talk: Sex and Consent” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center’s Hardy Meeting Room (Room 232).
The event will teach students best practices for navigating a variety of relationships, understanding consent, Title IX violations and utilizing campus resources. Discussions will also be held around the risks associated with drinking, and how coercion, peer pressure and silence do not equal consent.
Michelle Reed, AU’s Title IX coordinator, said the event is valuable for all students, from freshmen living on campus to seniors living off campus.
“This event will be an interactive workshop and discusses the impact of sexual assault and how consent is vital to eliminate unwanted and unwelcome sexual contact,” Reed said.
“There will be engaging scenarios of real-life situations to educate participants to better understand how consent is defined, the impact of sexual assault related to age, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and how all of us can impact positive change by being an active bystander,” she added.
The event is cosponsored by Multicultural Student Engagement, Title IX Office and the Student Activity Fee Committee. Free food will be provided.
Reed has been with the university since July 2016 and has worked in higher education and student affairs for 25 years. Learn more about the Title IX Office.