What are the consequences if a student does not receive affirmative consent prior to engaging in sexual activities?

The consequences can be severe. It will depend on the specific alleged defense. Is the student accused of non-consensual sex, which is rape? Is a student accused of say, touching another student without their consent, touching their breasts or their behind, for example? Is a student accused of oral sex without a person's consent. So the nature of the offense will potentially dictate the possible sanction if a student is found responsible. Certain kinds of behavior, if a student is found responsible or misconduct, if a student's found responsible are more likely to result in a specific sanction.

Non-consensual sex, even if there's no force, 99 out of 100 times will result in an expulsion. Penetration of any kind would result at a minimum in a suspension. If there's aggravating factors, it would also result in an expulsion. Non-consensual touching of somebody, even if not consensual touching of a person's breast, it could result in a suspension also. So much is at stake. An experienced attorney advisor should be involved to help navigate the process and to protect your rights.

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