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Communicate the message without posting it in your face everywhere

I don’t know if we really need an advertising interface at every corner, because that kind of has a different psychological spin on it. I know for me, I am walking through the campus late at night after class or whatever, but it’s not really on my mind. I know that it can happen in a grocery store parking lot, but it’s not first and foremost on my mind. So I think it might lend to a level of insecurity and maybe, you know, fear, paranoia. I don’t know, maybe just sort of a negative undertone to the campus in general, if you see a lot of information around you dealing with sexual violence and this is where you go. [..] I think it definitely needs to be delivered, because, like we are saying, we have never really seen it [the policy]. I think it has to be done in a sort of delicate way where it gets the message through but it’s not posted and in your face everywhere. [...] It may be a little unsettling, maybe a little off-putting, especially for new students. I mean, because my first thought would be, "Okay there’s a lot of information here about sexual violence. They must have a really big problem."

Recommendations

  • Don't overhelm students with policy materials. Plan an approach to increasing policy awareness that provides essential information and resources at dedicated times and locations. Consider potential triggers when developing and implementing educational/awareness materials.