GP 44: Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support outlines consent as the following:

4.3       Consent
means clear, ongoing and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activities. Consent is informed, freely given, and actively communicated as demonstrated by words or conduct objectively assessed.  For clarity, Consent:

a.       is a freely given “yes”;

b.       cannot be given by someone who is incapacitated, including for example a person who is asleep or unconscious;

c.       can never be obtained through threats, coercion or other pressure tactics;

d.       can be revoked at any time, regardless of whether other sexual activities or agreements have taken place;

e.       cannot be obtained if someone abuses a position of trust, power or authority over another person; and

f.        cannot be assumed from previous consent to the same or similar activities. 


We provide workshops on Consent, along with Sexual Violence definitions in our Active Bystander and Responding to Disclosures workshops. 

How to book a workshop

Workshops are tailored for specific audiences, for example, staff/ faculty, student groups, classroom presentations. Minimum time required is 1 hour (some exceptions are possible).

Contact: | 778.782.7233

Find out more about the #ConsentMattersSFU campaigns

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office has a wealth of resources, educational materials, and consent focused campaign content to share with any member of the SFU community who would like to help us in spreading sexual violence support and prevention materials in your department or group. 

Get it touch with us as for more information.