The New School takes your health and well-being seriously. This page and ones linked to it offer resources for understanding and communicating about your boundaries related to sexual activity—and information and support if those boundaries are violated.
Understanding consent is key, and a campaign of The New School has been created to educate the community about it. Read on to learn about the campaign and university and city resources available for survivors of sexual assault.
Yes Means Yes was launched in spring 2011 to inform The New School community about the university's updated sexual assault policy and develop responses to sexual violence in New York City. A few goals of the campaign are to create a community of empowered individuals through awareness and education, to teach the practice of radical consent, and to help survivors of sexual assault access care and action.
Making individuals aware of their right to say yes and their right to say no, thereby taking action to stop sexual violence before it occurs, is a foundation of the Yes Means Yes campaign.
Along with information on the Yes Means Yes campaign, this site is a resource for both survivors of sexual assault and their allies. As we work to create an environment where sexual violence is not tolerated, we want to ensure that survivors are supported to seek the help they need.
Find a comprehensive list of health services and support for victims of sexual assault on the support service providers page.
The New School Sexual Assault Policy
Information on the New York State Law on Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Policy Overview at The New School (PDF)
Statement on the Prevention of Violent, Abusive, and Intimidating Behavior (PDF)