Because the legal status of direct provision of these apps by schools has not been tested, we recommend that The We-Consent™ App Suite be either purchased individually by students or made available for voluntary adoption by a group, fraternity, school. Unless the school or group has gained appropriate legal advice to the contrary, we strongly caution against the school or group mandating the use of the We-Consent™ App. Obviously, the use of both the What-About-No™ App and the I’ve-Been-Violated™ App cannot be mandated – nor would that be desirable.
By contrast, we strongly believe that schools and groups should make every effort to require the use of the Party-Pass™ App. Requiring this app for every authorized or sponsored event should lead to an immediate change in the context of the “hook-up” culture at such parties. The very act of actively scanning the QR code and being reminded of the “No Sex without Discussion First” pledge is a powerful contextual trigger. Knowing that some data about using the app is potentially available in the case of a problem is a further trigger for taking the app and the pledge seriously.
Ideally the We-Consent™ App Suite would be made available to an entire campus – so that all that was required for enrollment and use was the availability of a .edu email address. ISCE.edu has campus-wide pricing available and as a 501(c)(3) organization stands ready to assist in procuring grants and foundational support to pay for such a deployment. We further note that co-branding of the We-Consent™ App Suite or of the Party-Pass™ App is available.