The statistics frighten us. We should learn to protect ourselves.
Participant 1: [The policy] is very important. We have to know how to protect ourselves as students.
Participant 2: Because the statistics frighten us- one of the six females will be a victim. So it's very important to know about the sexual policy.
Participant 3: Many students are allowed to drink alcohol on campus, so they may be drunk and do something wrong. [...] We should learn how to protect ourselves against sexual assault.
Display QR codes providing immediate access to on- and off-campus supports and policy information in high-traffic areas on campus.
Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.
Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.
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