Anna Walsh did a terrific job describing the challenges that Johns Hopkins University faces ("Critical Juncture," Feature, June 10) with regard to community-based strategies and policies around alleged sexual assault. There is, however, another level at which colleges and universities can fail the victims of sexual assault—the way in which investigations into alleged assaults are conducted by school administrators. As Jon Krakauer describes in his recent book "Missoula," the investigations themselves, whether conducted by law enforcement or the schools, are often an exercise in humiliation and futility; this, in turn, can sometimes re-traumatize victims of sexual assault. Through my work as a therapist who sometimes treats victims of sexual assault, I have reason to believe that Johns Hopkins University is not always particularly sensitive to these and other issues related to their investigation of sexual assaults. Therefore, I would hope that as Johns Hopkins considers the way in which it works with the university community at large in the aftermath of a sexual assault, they also consider the way they work with the individual victims as well, striving for empathy, fairness, and maximum transparency.