New Jersey to consider ‘yes means yes’ college policy

 (Alan Tu/WHYY)

(Alan Tu/WHYY)

Unless New Jersey colleges and universities implement a yes-means-yes policy governing sexual conduct they could lose certain state funds under a bill being considered by lawmakers.

The New Jersey state Senate Higher Education Committee is scheduled to review the legislation on Monday.

The proposal makes New Jersey among the latest states moving to require college campuses to define when “yes means yes” in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults.

The bill would withhold state funds from colleges and universities for certain programs unless they adopt a so-called affirmative consent standard.

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