Friday, March 3, 2017

Input requested for Douglas College sexual violence and misconduct policy




The province has tasked all B.C. post-secondary schools to develop policies that directly address sexual violence and sexual misconduct.

Douglas College continues to be committed to providing a learning and working environment free from disruptive and violent behaviours, including sexual violence and sexual misconduct. This includes the many support services and resources currently available to those directly, or indirectly, affected by sexual violence. Students can access these through Student Services and employees can access them through DC Connect.

The Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy working group - composed of representatives from the College’s unions, administration, faculty, staff and students - has been working hard over the last seven months to develop a policy for our College community.

The new policy addresses the prevention of sexual violence and sexual misconduct in the College environment, as well as responses of members of the College community to disclosures and reports of sexual violence and sexual misconduct.

A draft of the policy is now available and your input and feedback is requested and valued. All members of the Douglas College community are encouraged to review the draft policy by March 29, 2017.

Once input is reviewed and incorporated, the policy will go to the College’s leadership team for endorsement, then to the College Board for approval before May this year.

Read draft policy now.

Provide input now.