Support for a Disclosure

Many Members of the VIU Community have been trained to respond supportively when a person chooses to disclose an experience with Sexual Misconduct. While VIU’s education campaigns aim to provide all Members of the VIU Community with the knowledge and skills to respond supportively, the following individuals and groups have been specifically trained to receive Disclosures, to provide information about support services and Reporting options, and to assist with the Reporting process should the person choose to make a Report at any time in the future:

  • Counsellors at all VIU campuses
  • Educational Advisors at all VIU Campuses
  • Access Specialists in Accessibility Services
  • VIU Residences Managers and Advisors
  • Medical professionals in the VIU Student Health Clinic (Nanaimo Campus)
  • Dean’s Offices
  • Cowichan and Powell River campus administrators
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of International Student Services
  • Homestay Manager and Coordinator
  • Student Conduct Support Office
  • Coordinator, Co-Curricular Engagement
  • Director, High Performance Sport, Recreation, and Physical Literacy
  • Mariners coaches and student-athletes
  • Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation
  • Manager, Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation
  • Aboriginal Educational Advisors at Shq’apthut and the Cowichan Campus
  • ‘Su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins
  • Peer Mentors and Leaders (International and Peer Supported Learning)
  • Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Office
  • Human Resources Office
  • Health and Safety Services
  • Campus Security

Practice Tips

Responding to a Sexual Assault Disclosure