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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

End Rape on Campus co-founder and sexual assault survivor Annie Clark (L) embraces Anna, a survivor of sexual assault at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt an affirmative consent standard for sexual assault cases on university and college campuses. The new standard, known as "yes means yes," applies to all public universities and private colleges that receive state funding. The law requires "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity," and mandates training for all administrators and professors involved in the campus sexual assault adjudication process. Sofie Karasek, a senior at the University of California at Berkeley and a co-founder of End Rape on Campus, worked with California legislators to pass the bill. Michele Dauber, professor of law and sociology at Stanford University, explains how the standard operates in university settings.

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