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Michael Cipriano of the College Fix reported.

Nationwide, Campus Officials Govern How College Students Must Have Sex

New York University latest to mandate ‘Affirmative Consent’ sex policy

New York University this week became the latest campus to impose a new policy on students that requires them to obtain verbal or physical confirmation that both parties agreed to have sex, so-called “affirmative consent” that must be somehow maintained and verified throughout the duration of sexual intercourse.

The new policy, which went into effect Tuesday, came just two days after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that made California the first in the nation to require such consent for sex on college campuses that receive public funding in the state.

“Consent is the affirmative agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity with another person,” states the new NYU policy. “Consent requires an outward demonstration, through mutually understandable words or actions, indicating that an individual has freely chosen to engage in a sexual activity.”

The NYU policy does not offer specific examples of what those “mutually understandable words or actions” might be. Nor does California’s new law, with one of the assemblywomen who sponsored the bill, when asked how a student might prove they gained consent, replied: “Your guess is as good as mine.”

“Unless an accused student had videotapes of all sexual encounters (and thus violates other provisions of California law), it’s hard to see how he could prove that he obtained affirmative consent, much less on an ongoing basis,” notes Professor KC Johnson at Minding the Campus.

But California and New York University join other colleges that have imposed such standards for years. The International Business Times reports Yale University imposed the affirmative consent standard in 2011, which prompted so much confusion the school ended up publishing a list of hypothetical consent scenarios for students.