Don’t Be That Guy


According to a sexual assault climate survey released in September 2015, 27.6-percent of UW-Madison female undergrads have experienced a sexual assault since entering college. More than 98-percent of the perpetrators were identified as men.

Did you know that the vast majority of sexual assaults on campus occur between people who know each other? Most commonly, a sexual assault is perpetrated by a friend, acquaintance, or date. Click here for resources for victims of sexual assault.

Sexual assault is any sexual contact made without consent. Consent must be freely given with overt words or actions that clearly communicate an individual’s desire to engage in sexual activities. People of all identities can be and are victims of sexual violence. UWPD has highly trained, professional investigators — we take ALL reported cases of sexual assault very seriously.

What is consent? Consent is a clear yes, not the absence of a no. Consent cannot legally be obtained if an individual is incapacitated due to alcohol or other drugs, is unconscious or asleep, or has limited mental capacity.

  • Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • You must continually get consent for sex. If someone seems not okay with what’s happening, it is your responsibility to check in.
  • When you have sex be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent. Signs of incapacitation may include—but are not limited to—throwing up, slurring words, stumbling, or not being able to remember conversations.
  • Make sure you have enthusiastic, affirmative and ongoing consent from your partner.

DON’T BE THAT GUY. Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved — or contact someone else to assist.

Spread the word to your friends. To download your own DON’T BE THAT GUY poster, visit the links below:

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