If you have experienced sexual assault, harassment, or violence, know that there are many options available to you. College community members may choose to disclose to someone on campus about their experiences or concerns around sexual violence. The purpose of a disclosure is to obtain support, guidance, information and/or referral.

Know that you are not alone. There are resources on campus to help you.

Remember: Whatever you decide to do is your choice. You can choose one, all, or none of these options. Do what feels right for you.

Tell someone (Disclosure)

Telling someone you trust about what happened can help you feel validated and can get you the support, guidance, and referral if you need them. Telling someone doesn't mean you have to make a formal complaint. You may choose to disclose an incident of sexual violence or misconduct to a friend, another student, or a trusted member of the College community. Below is a list of people who may be able to help you:  

Submit a Formal Report

You may choose to submit a formal report to request an investigation into your complaint. Students may request an investigation by contacting the staff at Student Conduct and Academic Integrity either in person (Room T206b), on the phone (604.323.5817) or online. If a student has made a previous informal report, this report may be used or expanded upon for an investigation. Know that if you request an investigation,  you may be asked to share the following information:

  • Your name and contact information,
  • The respondent's name (see definition) and contact information, if known
  • A description of the incident(s) of sexual violence or harassment
  • List of any witnesses to the incident and contact information 

Once a report has been made, the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity will then work with you to discuss the next steps and assist with any safety concerns or accommodations you may need while the investigation is ongoing. Know that you can withdraw from an investigation at any time by informing the Office.

Access On-Campus Resources

Students who want to discuss their experiences or concerns about Sexual Violence and Misconduct may decide to reach out to on-campus resources for support. There are many on-campus options for support for those students who may wish to recieve support or guidance. 

A full list of on-campus resources can be found on the Get Support page.

Students may choose to access off-campus resources. Off-campus resources may be able to provide dedicated support to some communities. Crisis lines and support centres can also provide anonymous support and support outside of regular campus hours. 

A list of recommended off-campus resources can be found on the Get Support page. 

Students struggling with the effects of sexual violence or misconduct may request temporary academic accommodation. Note: Students are not required to submit a formal report with the college in order to receive accommodation.

Temporary accommodation(s) will vary from department to department depending on learning objectives and program structure. Students who require longer-term academic accommodation(s) due to ongoing physical or psychological factors are encouraged to contact Langara Accessibility Services. 

Students may seek advice and assistance in requesting temporary academic accommodation(s) from College support services such as:

Temporary accommodations will vary from department to department depending on learning objectives and program structure. Possible temporary accommodations include:

  • extended time on assignments
  • alternate exam arrangements
  • modified group work activities
  • late withdrawal or course deferral
  • work-from-home options
  • other modifications agreeable to both the student and the program or department.

If you wish, you can report allegations through the criminal justice system by contacting your local Police Department. You can call on your own, or you can ask a friend or a Langara employee to sit with you while you call if it makes you feel safer. The College will cooperate with any criminal investigation. 

If the sexual assault occurred within the last few days and you are in immediate danger you can call 911 to start the reporting process. If the sexual assault occurred awhile ago and you do not have immediate safety concerns, you can call the non-emergency number of the police detachment of the area in which the assault occurred (in Vancouver this number is (604) 717-3321)