Look at the posters on the walls: you know someone who has been raped, what do you do? Note the assurance of administrative guidance: contact the sexual assault hotline. College women are treated very strangely when it comes to the possibility of becoming a rape victim. Once victimized, a woman is a minor incapable of understanding that a crime can be reported to the police, a victim in need of fixing, a vaguely guilty and shamed party. Have you noticed, how rape awareness campaigns associated with college campuses focus on quarantining possible victims rather than encouraging rape victims to go to the actual police outside of campus? Not only this, but administrative faculty within universities actively discourage women from reporting rape beyond the bounds of the university. Women who believe the university is on their side might quickly find themselves pressured or threatened to silence or even reprimanded for not complying.The perpetrator, if a fellow member of the university, is rarely treated like a criminal, even though a conviction of rape can amount to a felony and jail time outside college bounds. Instead, vulnerable rape victims are often bullied by the university and even in some especially twisted cases physically used by 'caring' and 'concerned' authority figures.
Universities don't want the actual rape statistics reported on their campus. So rape victims are treated as the real liability. Rape victims trustingly believe that the posters on their RA's wall about reporting rape mean there is help for them through the university administration. What they don't realize is that they may be walking straight into the mouth of a wolf.
Rape is a crime. Call the real police. A university has only one interest in mind: its reputation. It has no scruple victimizing the victim--especially high profile universities or universities with prestigious athletic teams. In many places, the people hired to deal with rape cases have kept their jobs because they do what the university needs most: keep a lid on real abuses in the system.