Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Lara Deeb

Reader 2

Pardis Mahdavi

Rights Information

© 2016 Elizabeth Lee


Agency and consent, or individual empowerment and mutual respect, are deeply embedded values and topics of discussion within the Claremont discourse and expectations. Within that framework, sexual education becomes of particular interest, both as an exploration of how Claremont students understand what consent and agency mean as well as of the agency they hold over the development of their education and own identities/well-being.

Within the community of the Claremont Colleges, or 5C, community (an undergraduate liberal arts campus) sexual agency is a major point of contemporary interest, encompassing how we understand and implement consent and pleasure among a diverse group of individuals. This study analyzes the ways in which students’ conceptions of sexual agency and education relate to the resources, programs, and materials offered to them within their community.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.