Welcome to the Consent Statutes Resource Page!

The Violence Against Women Act, Section 304 requires an institution’s Annual Security Report to include “the definition of consent, in reference to sexual activity, in the applicable jurisdiction.” Additionally, VAWA Section 304 requires an institution’s Annual Security Report to include “the domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the applicable jurisdiction.” Please utilize the resources below to find your state’s definitions of the following:

Rape and sexual assault
Domestic violence
Stalking

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) maintains a state-by-state consent laws resource list.