Please note: the following article describes hypothetical instances of sexual violence.
For many Vancouver Community College (VCC) students, a brand new year means new classes, new classmates, and new relationships. This week, to raise awareness about sexual violence on campus and help keep students safe, VCC is taking part in a B.C. Government campaign about sexual consent.
Read the B.C. Government announcement: No place for sexual violence on campus
Sexual assault is any sexual contact that happens without the consent of both people. It can range from unwanted sexual touching to forced sexual intercourse and can occur even when people know each other or are married or dating. Sexual assault occurs when someone did not consent to the sexual activity.
The following are examples of situations that would be considered sexual assault and can be reported:
Get more information at SafeCampus BC.ca
You may notice these posters on VCC campuses this term:
VCC has a strict policy (PDF) and easy-to-understand procedures (PDF) addressing sexual violence. VCC employees are obliged to take reports of sexual violence seriously, offer support, and prioritize confidentiality. We recommend contacting the following departments with questions or to report sexual violence:
VCC Counselling Services
Free, confidential counselling services for VCC students
Phone: 604.871.7000, option 2 or stop by one of the offices
Book online: https://www.vcc.ca/services/services-for-students/counselling/
Building A, Level 4
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pender Street entrance, Level 1
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Students’ Union of VCC - Student Advocate
Assistance for VCC Students who feel they have been treated unfairly by a VCC employee or need assistance with college policies or procedures
Building A, Room 2662
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 7146
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 8467
VCC Arbiter of Student Issues
Helps students resolve conflict or deal with complaints under VCC policies, including issues relating to harassment on campus
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 7040
Building A, Student Services area
Room 4017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
VCC Safety, Security and Risk Management
Emergency phone: 604-871-7000 ext. 4444
Building B, Level 2
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 5020 or 778.783.5020 (Non-Emergency)
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 8361 or 604.443.8361 (Non-Emergency)
VCC Human Resources
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 7069 (Director, Human Resources)
Building A, 5th floor
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4627
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 7043
Phone: 604.871.7000 ext. 7650
Vancouver Community College Faculty Association
Office: 401 – 402 West Pender Street
Morneau Shepell - Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
24-hour line for VCC employees providing support for any work, health, or life concern
For additional supports, information, and services, see VCC’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct procedures, Appendix B.