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Be transparent

Participant 1: They need to be clear about how they deal with the person who performs the sexual assault. They have to be transparent about it.
Participant 2: Exactly, like, [...] hints as to how [the university] is actually going find the person behind it, and/or how they are going to deal with it so that the victim doesn't feel like it's just about opening up. Although that is good for mental health, it's not good when it comes to the justice thing. So, I think there should be something that makes it clear that the person who did wrong is going to be punished.


  • Describe possible legal and institutional consequences for respondents found to have engaged in sexual violence. Provide indication of the range of consequences likely to follow a range of policy violations.

  • Provide students with information about what can serve as evidence of sexual assault for the purposes of a university investigation. This information should appear in the policy itself and in educational materials about the policy.

  • Provide detail and clarity about what happens, and who helps the students involved, at every stage of the process following a disclosure or report.