Coogs Get Consent


 
Sexual assaults are unwanted sexual acts committed without consent. These acts not only devastate their victims, but also the campus communities where they often occur. For these reasons, the University of Houston has launched Coogs Get Consent, a campus-wide sexual assault prevention campaign regarding our collective responsibility as Coogs to reduce the risk of sexual assault at UH.

To us, Coogs Get Consent means that as Coogs, we know that asking for and obtaining consent:

  • Demonstrates that we have integrity and respect for every member of our campus community. An assault on one of us is an assault on all of us
  • Improves our sexual wellness because it allows us to:
    • better communicate our needs and desires, how far we want to go, what we like to do, as well as what we don’t want to do
    • better appreciate each other’s qualities
    • keep realistic expectations for our partner
    • be able to say “no”, and having “no” accepted and respected.
  • Greatly improves our ability to stay informed and protect ourselves against STIs and pregnancy and take responsibility for those decisions
  • Builds confidence and self-esteem. We know who we are and that we are willing to stand up for our personal values and beliefs. We also acknowledge and accept our partner’s values and beliefs.

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Interviews
  • Kimberly-Frayne

    “At the University of Houston, on this campus, sexual assault occurs when you fail to obtain consent.”

    Kimberly Frayne, Equal Opportunity Services

  • Lorraine-Schroeder

    “By staying sober, people can reduce their risk of being sexually assaulted.”

    Lorraine Schroeder, LGBTQ Resource Center.

  • Floyd-Robinson-2

    “I just think we need to have more open and honest discussion about sex and have even a more honest discussion about what constitutes sexual assault.”

    Vice President Floyd Robinson, Health and Wellness.

  • Dr Cecilia Sun

    “I think it is imperative, that we as a campus, develop a mindset that it’s our collective responsibility to reduce the risk of sexual assault.”

    Dr. Cecilia Sun, Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • Beveryly-McPhail

    “It important for women to know that they can say no. They can say yes. They can also say hell no.”

    Dr. Beverly McPhail, Women’s Resource Center.

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