The definition of consent is determined by the New York state Enough is Enough bill, passed in 2015. Learn more about the bill on the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence website

Every institution shall adopt the following definition of affirmative consent as part of its code of conduct: "Affirmative consent is a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create clear permission regarding willingness to engage in the sexual activity. Silence or lack of resistance, in and of itself, does not demonstrate consent. The definition of consent does not vary based  upon a participant's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression." 

Read the full text of the Enough is Enough bill online.

The definition of consent is also available on page 4 of the Code of Student Conduct.