We are a College community that is committed to preventing sexual violence, harassment and discrimination on campus.
What does this mean?
It means that we take a ‘no wrong door’ approach when it comes to providing support to students, staff, faculty, or visitors at Red River College Polytechnic. As a member of the College community, you may receive a disclosure of sexual violence, harassment, or discrimination.
Individuals will often first disclose to a person who they trust – someone who they feel will support them – even if that person is not an expert. If you are that person, your response can have a profound impact on individual who is making the disclosure, and help them decide what to do next.
You may feel nervous, uncomfortable and overwhelmed. This is normal.
Red River College Polytechnic has created several resources to help you understand how to provide a supportive response and to help the individual access the supports that they need.
Helping someone who has experienced sexual violence, harassment, or discrimination
If someone makes a disclosure to you, the most important thing you can do is listen and support the person.
Make sure the person is safe, ask what they need, and offer to connect them with the supports available.
- Response for assisting a person who has experienced sexual violence, harassment, or discrimination
- Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination Intake Form
(Please print this form and return it to the Resource and Resolution Advisor (C410 – Notre Dame Campus), or call 204-632-2946 to make arrangements for a meeting.)
- REES sexual violence online reporting tool
(We have partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to create a Record of the incident and provides multiple reporting options that include Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus and Report to Police. Learn more on the REES website.)
What is the difference between a disclosure and a report?
How to make a disclosure
How to respond to a disclosure
How to make a report