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Policy distrust

When I told my mom what happened [being followed off campus to my apartent door], she was basically furious and she wanted to know right away what the school was doing with the situation; what’s…

What in the policy actually ensures that there is gonna be a positive outcome to reporting or disclosing information? Because I dealt with a situation where I had to report somebody who actually followed me…

What’s the timeline from the time of reporting or disclosure to actually coming to a result? […] You need to know how long the process is. Do you have to be in the same class,…

Speaking from the experience of a friend who was in a similar situation on campus, when it came to getting information and trying to relocate on campus, there wasn’t any immediate, “Okay, you should do…

What’s the turnaround time for all of this? […] We report, we talk to this one and that one, next year we talk to this one and that one, next month we stand in front…

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.

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…

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,…

I guess [the policy is] relevant, but at the same time, it’s like, if you go through all these steps, what is the result? Am I actually going to get help? Or will it just…

I think with sexual assault policies and with sexual assault itself, there are always a lot of grey areas – a lot of iffy things that don’t make sense. And specifically, as a Black male,…

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