Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 2:51 PM
Students were invited to indulge in Mrs. Field’s Cookie Cakes personalized with frosted messages: “Let’s Be Clear,” “Boundaries,” “Respect,” and “Consent.”
The Let’s Be Clear Dessert Party is sponsored by Student Care Services and the Office of Institutional Equity. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of UCF’s Let’s Be Clear campaign. This was the second annual Let’s Be Clear Dessert Party, coinciding with Safe Knight Week.
The focus of this year’s party was consent. For many students, this may be their first opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue about what consent is and what it means to them. The event provided each student with a list of questions to discuss at their table, including, “What does consent meant to you?” “How do you give and receive consent?” and “What do you wish that others knew about consent?”
When asked what consent means to them, students responded, “[Consent means] to give someone permission or freedom to do what they are asking to do, of course not only in sexual terms,” and “Manipulation is not okay. Consent can also be revoked and it’s okay, people change their minds and they have all the right in the world because it’s their body and no one else’s.”
Before and after dessert, organizers provided information from participating campus partners, including Victim Services, Green Dot, Student Care Services, Wellness and Health Promotion, and the Office of Institutional Equity. Attendees will now know how to get in touch with the appropriate resources should the need arise.