Anonymity is a big question
A question I would have with the policy is the question of anonymity? 'Cause, you know, like, another participant mentioned, she had a friend that eventually had to take back her complaint, or whatever, 'cause she was pressured so much. I think that anonymity is a big question that I have, because so many times when these things come out in the university and in the open the victim is so re-pressurized and re-traumatized, that they end up taking it back because they don’t want to go through the hassle and the trauma and all they go through. So, I think anonymity is very important when it comes to things like this because it's all very sensitive. To be questioned [about] it by a number of other people is not right. So, the anonymity of the victim - how they will tackle that is not really mentioned. [...] If they have a good anonymity thing in place, I think it will make people feel more comfortable to go up. Because their name will not really come up anymore, they would feel more comfortable approaching the authorities.
Promote SANE nurses as supporters for victims/survivors. Ideally, this would happen in the context of a formal partnership with SANE nurses, which includes 24/7 availability of SANE nurse services on campus.
Use an app or other tool that allows students to anonymously ask questions about sexual violence and university policies against sexual violence.
Highlight which university staff victims/survivors can report sexual violence to so they need only report once.
In the policy itself and in materials and presentations promoting the policy, define "confidential" and "anonymous," and explain how these concepts pertain to the policy, university-based sexual assault services, and the limits on confidentiality and anonymity.