Drake encourages the reporting of assault and sexual misconduct. Sometimes, victims or other students who know about the incident are hesitant to report to University officials or seek assistance because they fear that they themselves may be charged with policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. To encourage reporting, Drake offers immunity from University disciplinary action for lesser policy violations that students reporting the assault/sexual assault may have committed. The University will provide referrals to counseling and may require educational options, rather than disciplinary sanctions, in such cases. Excluded from this grant of immunity are all students accused of encouraging or voluntarily participating in the assault/sexual assault.