Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention and Response
If you have been sexually assaulted:
- Go to a safe space
- Call 911 if you or others are in immediate danger
- It is recommended that you seek medical care, even if its been a while since the assault
Reporting Options (Survivor's decision):
- Emergency at the Hospital
- Local law enforcement (RCMP – Victim Services)
- The College
- Third Party Report: Option of last resort for survivors who would not otherwise provide information to the police. It is not a substitute for a call to 911, nor is it in and of itself a police investigation. This option is for adult survivors (19 and over) (Third Party Reporting Guidebook, 2015)
- None or all of the above
If you would like to speak with someone at the College you can contact Doris Silva our Director of Student Affairs.
Policy and Resources
- Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Policy
- Sexual Violence Disclosure/Reporting Protocol for Students and Employees
- Ending Violence Website
What is sexual violence and misconduct?
Sexual Violence and Misconduct refers to any sexual act or act targeting a person's sexuality, whether the act is physical, verbal, or psychological in nature, which is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person's consent.
Sexual violence affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations
Most people know the person who assaulted them. They can be someone the survivor knows a little, such as a first date, or very well, such as a good friend or partner. Sexual violence can involve situations where sexual activity is obtained by someone abusing a position of trust, power, or authority. Many people do not tell anyone of their assault, or even realize it was an assault, until months or years later.
Sexual violence is a crime and is never the fault of the survivor
Sexual violence is a crime, whatever the past or present relationship between the people involved (married, living together, dating, friends, acquaintances, strangers). No one has the right to threaten or force another person to have sexual contact. No one has the right to abuse a position of trust, power, or authority to get another person to have sex.