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That can solve the problem of the language barrier

They [the university] have to recruit the staff, but they [...] should [also] open a training session for persons who want to become a volunteer English sexual violence consultant or something like that. Because at CBU there are 65% international students, so they have to recruit students from Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese countries. So that's why they can work in this [area] and they can assist them in cases [of] sexual harassment reporting. So, that's why they can help CBU to [be] more understanding. [They can] become a middleman between the victim and the CBU. And I think that can solve the problem of the language barrier.

Recommendations

  • Create an inter-university and college roster of peer supporters and educators that includes international and domestic student leaders across genders.

  • Sign on with a service such as KeepMe.Safe, which connects students with mental health professionals from cultures around the world and promote this service as part of university SV/SA service provision.

  • Offer interpretation services to victims/survivors and respondents who are more comfortable communicating in a language other than English and make it known to students that this service is available.

  • Offer versions of policies presented in plain language and translated into languages commonly prefered by students. Ensure that these documents meet accessibility standards that consider the needs of students with disabilities and diverse learning styles.