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Latin American Female

A zero-tolerance attitude towards violence

Like the other girl said, it needs to be shared; and it needs to reach more people to prevent further violence, to better support survivors, and to heal and recover. It is nice that it exists because it is a zero-tolerance attitude towards violence, but it needs to be shared so students can know that they are not alone, that they don’t have to be afraid to come forward for fear or not being believed, or being blamed. They need to know that resources are available for them, not just existing there without knowing, and to have a better college experience and to not suffer in their academic life when you are a victim of sexual assault.


  • Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.

  • Ensure the policy is prominently situated and easy to locate on the university website.

  • Use multiple formats to deliver accessible education about the SV/SA policy during orientation and at least once per semester