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. If you feel unsafe, you can call:

RCMP 911 or 604.485.6255

2. Would you like to talk to someone?

On Campus (Powell River)

Sexual Misconduct Support/Counselling/Advising Student Affairs 604.485.2878

Off-Campus

RCMP 911 or 604.485.6255
Specialized Victim Support Services 604.485.2620
Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1.888.494.3888 (24 Hours)
Vancouver Island Men's Trauma Centre menstrauma.com
Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line 604.872.3311
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky Crisis Line 1.866.661.3311
Crisis Line - Anywhere in BC 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Located at the Powell River General Hospital, provides 24/7 support
Grace House (Transition House) Emergency Line 604.485.9773

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 604.485.6255 (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.