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The Green Light Campaign

True Consent is

  • Sober
  • Verbal
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ongoing
  • A clear yes


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What is it?

The Green Light Campaign was created by IUP students for IUP students to spread AWAREness about the true consent, healthy relationships, and violence prevention.

The green button represents IUP’s commitment to making campus safer for all of us. It’s a visual reminder that violence should not be a part of our campus community. It is a way to display our dedication to making IUP safer for everyone!

Green Light LogoWhy Green?

The green button is just that, a blank green button! We chose to make it this way so that people will stop and ask you why you have a blank green button! At that time, you can share the message of the Green Light Campaign. 

Next time someone asks you, "What's up with the green button?" you can explain that AWARE Peer Educators (students just like you) created the Green Button to:

  • Talk about healthy relationships and TRUE consent (see below for more information).
  • Create and maintain a campus environment that is supportive of victims and survivors of violence.
  • Show that IUP students can and will create a safer campus community free of violence.

P.S. Don't forget to ask where their green button is :)​

Rock Your Green Button!

Join the Green Light Campaign today! Pick up a free green button at any Haven Project event, or stop by the main desk of the Center for Health and Well-Being.

Wear it to show solidarity!

Wear it to support survivors!

Wear it to show how much of an impact we are having on making this campus safer!

I heart consentConsent

Consent is an agreement that people make if they want to engage in any form of sexual activity. Obtaining consent shows that you respect your partner and is also a way to reduce sexual violence (any unwanted behavior). True consent is a sober, verbal, ongoing, enthusiastic yes. Let’s break that down:


  • Drugs and/or alcohol impact a person’s ability to make judgments. They also blur the line of consent! Legally, you cannot get consent from an individual that is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. This is also enforced on campus. Not sure if your partner is impaired? Assume he/she is.


  • Verbal communication is the best way to determine if you partner is interested in engaging in sexual activity. Respect your partner’s decision and require your partner to respect your choices around sex. Communication should be clear and unambiguous.


  • To ensure consensual activity, you should check in with your partner. Consent for one activity does not give consent for another activity.


  • Great sex comes from two people wanting to engage in an agreed upon activity. You want your partner to say “yes” with enthusiasm.


  • Consent is not the absence of the word “no.” You should seek a “yes” from your partner before engaging in any sexual activity.

Want to learn more about consent? Watch Laci Green’s Consent 101.
Trigger warning – this video contains graphic language and discusses rape.

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about an assault, help is available. Contact the Haven Project at the Alice Paul House (24/7) hotline at (724) 349-4444. 

Click here for Campus and Community Resources.