UCF talks consent.

On Monday, UCF’s Victim Services will conduct a mock trial in the Student Union discussing the difference between consensual sex and rape.

The event, which will take place in room 316 of the Student Union, is in its third year. During the event, they will engage attendees in a conversation about consent, show others why is it important to support sexual assault victims, and give victims the courage to take action.

“It’s a safe space to observe, participate and get information” said Christey Oberbeck, the coordinator of the mock trial and a UCF victim advocate, “It’s also an opportunity to see the complicated issue of sexual assault from the perspective of the victim and alleged perpetrator.”

The event will conclude with a panel consisting of a victim advocate, a faculty member, as well as UCFPD Police Chief Richard Beary to answer any questions.

Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. and the judge will convene at 6 p.m. The mock trial is free and open to the pubic, however the UCF Victim Services will be collecting non-perishabke food items for the Knights Help Knights Pantry, in an effort to support the UCF community during the upcoming holiday season.