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African Female

I feel like some people are wrongly accused

How do we condemn [someone accused of sexual assault] just because somebody came forward and said "Oh, I was sexually assaulted"? Like, do you do different investigations? Do we give more voice to the person saying that they have been sexually assaulted, or do we also like look at the side of that person being accused? I feel like some people are wrongly accused. Not everyone, but you know, there are cases where people are falsely accused. So are we only going to look at the side of the victim? Or are we also going to investigate?


  • Address concern around wrongful accusations while developing new policies or training materials.

  • Address respondent rights and supports available to respondents in each of the following circumstances: 1) the investigation into the complaint is ongoing 2) the investigation concludes that the respondent has violated the policy, or 3) the investigation does not conclude that the respondent has violated the policy.

  • 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.