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Indian Female

Lack of awareness is a huge issue

Participant 1: I have been at CBU for almost 2 semesters now, and to be honest, I've never been informed about this [...] policy. So, even though they have some good measures in place, there is a lack of awareness, which is a huge issue. 'Cause even if I face sexual assault today, I don’t really know this process, or where to go to. So, I probably would have gone to a teacher or someone else, on my own. [...]
Participant 2: Yes, definitely. [This] should be a major part of orientation for what they do for new students, so students know what resources we have, in case we do need to use them.


  • Display QR codes providing immediate access to on- and off-campus supports and policy information in high-traffic areas on campus.

  • Ensure the policy is prominently situated and easy to locate on the university website.

  • Use multiple formats to deliver accessible education about the SV/SA policy during orientation and at least once per semester

  • Provide detail and clarity about what happens, and who helps the students involved, at every stage of the process following a disclosure or report.