We need to expand how we educate the population
I think we also need not to update, but more so expand how we educate the population—the population of the Mount - on what consent is and what consent is not. [...]. There needs to be more discussion around not just the policy- and this is wonderful and great that we are updating it - but it is not wonderful that people do not know what consent is to begin with. So, maybe [...] they don't know if they have been sexually assaulted or if they have sexually assaulted someone.
Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.
Present learning materials in a way that is helpful to a friend supporting a victim/survivor.
Emphasize the victim's right to decide whether they would like to report the incident after they have disclosed it to the university. Ensure the victim is aware of the formal and informal routes for reporting, including the option of reporting to the police. Clearly communicate any limits to confidentiality.