The University's formal definition of consent is:
Individuals who choose to engage in sexual activity of any type with another individual must first obtain clear consent. Consent must be clear, knowing, and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Consent can be given by words or actions as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity. (Office of Equal Opportunity Procedures V.A. Guiding Principles).
For a full review of consent in the University's Procedures, click here and select V. Prohibited Conduct.
For more information on consent, go to CAPE's Consent is Sexy webpage.
Need some ideas on how to ask for consent? Check out this video produced by students from NYU-Abu Dhabi!
Is it Consent?