Amend West Chester University's sexual assault policy to allow for anonymous reporting
The new sexual misconduct policy at West Chester University forbids anonymous reporting. Anonymous reporting allows a victim of assault or harassment to confide to a university employee confidentially about their traumatic situation. Instead of being able to talk to someone privately and without fearing repercussions or further harm, the current policy requires the victim's information to be reported to the administration. We, the students of WCU, want everyone to feel safe if they want to confide in faculty or staff. If victims know that their information will be reported just by seeking help or advice, they will be less likely to come forward. Victims need to feel safe talking to someone about their situation. Please stand up for your own and your peers’ right to confidentiality. Sign this petition to show the West Chester University administration that confidentiality is important! Help us ensure nobody remains silent out of fear!