They don’t know where to go
Because we don’t know about this policy, I think this is one of the main reasons why people who have suffered from sexual assault never speak up. Because they don’t know where to go, or who to talk to, or how the University will help them.
Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.
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.