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African Female

I dealt with a situation and nothing came out of it

What in the policy actually ensures that there is gonna be a positive outcome to reporting or disclosing information? Because I dealt with a situation where I had to report somebody who actually followed me off-campus up to my apartment and tried to get into my apartment and I reported it and basically nothing came out of it. There was no follow-up, no meeting, no assurance about anything. So I'm just wondering, how would the victim be assured that there's action, like, a positive outcome to reporting anything?


  • Provide long-term support to victims/survivors through university services and/or through referals to external community-based agencies.

  • Within the policy and educational materials, provide information about possible timeframes for the completion of an investigation into a report of sexual assault. Deliver regular, scheduled updates on investigations to complainants and respondents. Such updates should be integrated into the policy.

  • Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.

  • Identify potential interim measures, provide an indication of how these measures are selected and implemented and establish a reasonable timeframe for implementation.