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Facilitator: What are some things we would ask ourselves when making suggestions [to a friend who has been sexually assaulted]? What would we need to think about before giving advice? Participant 1: Did you give…

Facilitator: When the respondent appeals, then the person goes to the board of students and all of that stuff. Participant 1: See, who wants to go through all of that? Participant 2: See, […] if…

Participant 1: But what kind of sexual assault is here? Facilitator: If anyone tries to touch your friend, like, that is a problem. Participant 1: I mean like, come on guys. We are all from…

Participant 1: Before we even get to the policy part, what precautions are put in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen? Are there any safety precautions on campus that allow us to feel…Except for…

Participant 1: Yeah, don’t wash afterwards. Participant 2: Yeah, ’cause the DNA is still on you. Participant 3: Like, if something happened to your friend, you should ask if they showered. […] Participant 1: If…

Participant 1: Okay, if you are reporting it, like um, formally, would you have to pay for it? Or the school does? Or does your insurance cover it? […] Like, going through trial and stuff,…

Facilitator: Also, do you guys feel like it should be mandatory for the offender to go to a number of counselling sessions along with action being taken for it? Participant 1: Mhm. Participant 2: Yeah,…

Participant 2: Nothing is going to come out of it period. What can the school do? Facilitator: So, you think there should be more of an action done towards the offender? Participant 2: Yeah, legal…

[When supporting a survivor], I would say try to be less formal – be informal! Like, act as if you care and are not just asking me because you have to […]. And don’t come…

I think the hardest part is going through all of that and nothing happens. Like, people get off because there wasn’t enough evidence to prove it.

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