What should I do if I experience sexual misconduct at VIU?

If you experience sexual misconduct, the first priority is your safety and physical/emotional well-being. The information below provides you with several different options, but it is important to remember that YOU have the right to decide how to proceed.

1. ARE YOU SAFE?

RCMP 911 and/or Campus Security 250.732.1539 or 250.746.5099

2. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

On Campus (Cowichan)

Sexual Misconduct Support Office Student Affairs 250-746-3509

Off-Campus

RCMP 911 or 250.701.9145 (non-emergency)

Cowichan Valley Regional RCMP Victim Services 250-746-2160

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1.888.494.3888 (24 Hours)

Warmland Women’s Support Services Society 250-710-8177

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society 250.748.7000

Kwun’atsustul Counselling – Cowichan Tribes Phone 778-422-3122

Duncan Regional Hospital Forensic Nurse Examiner Program 250.737.2030

Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Centre menstrauma.com

WHAT IS A DISCLOSURE?

A Disclosure means telling someone about an experience of sexual misconduct; you can disclose to any member of the VIU community with whom you feel comfortable. Making a Disclosure does not initiate an investigation, but it can help you access support services.

WHAT IS A REPORT?

A Report submitted to VIU is a request for action by VIU that may involve the respondent and may include an investigation.

You can make a Report to

VIU

Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Office

Bldg. 300, Room 100, (Nanaimo Campus) 250.740.6440

Off-Campus

RCMP 911 or 250.701.9145 (non.emergency)

Haven Society Crisis Line 1.888.756.0616

VIU encourages anyone impacted by sexual misconduct to seek assistance. You are not alone. For more detailed information and resources, please visit the Sexual Violence and Misconduct website: viu.ca/know-more