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Participant 1: But what kind of sexual assault is here? Facilitator: If anyone tries to touch your friend, like, that is a problem. Participant 1: I mean like, come on guys. We are all from…

Speaking from the experience of a friend who was in a similar situation on campus, when it came to getting information and trying to relocate on campus, there wasn’t any immediate, “Okay, you should do…

Participant 1: Before we even get to the policy part, what precautions are put in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen? Are there any safety precautions on campus that allow us to feel…Except for…

It’s like a whole stigma about it. It’s not really the policy, it’s just the whole entire topic. Like, I don’t think men feel comfortable with the whole entire topic, and I think they are…

Participant 1: Yeah, don’t wash afterwards. Participant 2: Yeah, ’cause the DNA is still on you. Participant 3: Like, if something happened to your friend, you should ask if they showered. […] Participant 1: If…

So, what I got from the policy is that with the other option, disclosing, that’s the only way you can be anonymous. Like, if you report it, it can’t be anonymous as well. You have…

Participant 1: Okay, if you are reporting it, like um, formally, would you have to pay for it? Or the school does? Or does your insurance cover it? […] Like, going through trial and stuff,…

[Some things I would ask myself if a friend came to be for support following a sexual assault would be:] are they willing to come forward and talk about what happened to them? How do…

Facilitator: Also, do you guys feel like it should be mandatory for the offender to go to a number of counselling sessions along with action being taken for it? Participant 1: Mhm. Participant 2: Yeah,…

I feel like one of the major fears for women, especially coming forward about sexual assault, is ridicule, or just everyone being able to identify them and point a finger at them. That’s something that…

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