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How much proof do I actually need?

How much proof do I need to actually need? How much evidence do I need to prove that I have actually been victimized? Because it is always a topic with these cases. So, how much proof do I really need to prove to the university or to the police that I have been a victim of sexual assault? I guess the follow-up question to that would be, even if I find this proof, what action does the university take? Like, will they not allow that person to be in any of my classes, for example, just to avoid the interaction between the two of us? Or, are there any changes that the university makes to help the victim?


  • 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.