Alcohol abuse and how to protect ourselves
I believe that college and university is a place where our boundaries get messy with the whole cultural difference and without the cultural difference, as well. So, I think coming from the Middle East there is a kind of [unclear] like an embedded cultural [thing] drinking, blacking out and having sex. So, I think it’s not only for Middle Eastern women or people, it’s just, in general, I think everyone in their first-year introduction to university should be educated on how binge drinking and blacking out can have negative effects on them and other people. So I think on day one there should be an introduction pack, little booklets and stuff, I think there should be a little page defining alcohol abuse and how to protect ourselves and other people from the whole negative effect of alcohol use, extreme alcohol use.
Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.
Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.