At Capilano University, we have supports for those who want to disclose and those who want to report. These supports take into account that safety looks different for everyone.
University community members can disclose without making a report. If you receive a disclosure, maintain confidentiality and listen, believe, and refer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to respond to a disclosure
- Listen with empathy and non-judgement
- Believe them – people are the experts of their experiences
- Mirror their language – refrain from labeling their experiences
- Refer them to support and resources
With their consent, you can refer them to email@example.com and our Student Support Advisor can meet with them in-person, virtually or in the community.
If you know someone who has been impacted by sexual violence, but are unsure of what supports and resources are available to them, you can contact a Student Support Advisor to learn more.
If someone impacted by sexual violence chooses not to access support resources, that is their choice. There is no timeline or right way to access support.
Sexual violence support
Phone: 604 986 1911, ext. 3046
Provides confidential support and services to survivors who want to disclose. They can also provide support if students have any questions, concerns or would like additional information about navigating resources on or off campus.
The Student Support Advisor is available for in person and virtual appointments during office hours and may also meet you at a place of your choosing.
Some supports offered:
- Emotional support (non-counselling)
- Safety planning
- Academic and other accommodations
- Hospital accompaniment
- Information on reporting options including external third party reporting
- Information about on- and off-campus resources such as counselling referrals, financial aid, legal support, emergency housing, sexual health etc.
- Support for faculty and staff in responding to disclosures
Phone: 604 986 1911, ext. 3578
Support for those who think they may have caused harm or who have been identified as a respondent. The Student Support Advisor is available for in-person and virtual appointments and can connect students to supports and services both on and off campus.
The Manager of Student Affairs can provide support by outlining reporting and investigating processes. They can also provide policy support, media support, organize alternative resolutions, access to criminal justice system knowledge and conducts investigations when appropriate.
You can be referred to the Manager of Student Affairs through your Student Support Advisor.