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Latin American Male

Caribbean

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…

I don’t think on a general scale that [the policy is] very accessible until there is an issue that relates to sexual violence on campus.

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: 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,…

Although it can be triggering, I think it is important that this information is introduced to students from early on, especially those who want to live on campus, and those who are off campus as…

[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…

Participant 2: Nothing is going to come out of it period. What can the school do? Facilitator: So, you think there should be more of an action done towards the offender? Participant 2: Yeah, legal…

I would say that it [discussions of sexual assault] is something that should be included during welcome weeks, especially coming from the Caribbean. Like, the topic could be sort of taboo; people might not want…

I know, like, when you think about sexual assault, you are like “Oh my gosh, we have to go and report this now.” I am being their friend first and then figuring out which steps,…

I think the hardest part is going through all of that and nothing happens. Like, people get off because there wasn’t enough evidence to prove it.

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