Report Options

 

You have the right to decide whether or not to report a sexual assault.

  • It’s important to know the difference between a disclosure and a report.
  • A disclosure means that you want to share information about a sexual assault with another person.
  • A report is a written statement about the sexual assault that may lead to an investigation.
  • You can disclose a sexual assault without making a report, and still get support from the University.

Just want to talk?

Call us at 250-807-9640 to get support and explore your options.

Your options

If you have experienced a sexual assault, you have a variety of reporting options, regardless of when or where the assault occurred.

You can make a report to the university AND other authorities such as the police.

Remember, if you decide to make a report to UBC, it is not the same as making a report to the police.

There are 2 ways to report a sexual assault to the police:

Make a statement

You can make a statement directly to the police. You can do this by calling and going to the police station in the city where the assault occurred.

What to do next

If the assault occurred on UBCO campus or in Kelowna:

Call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and go to the Detachment at 1190 Richter Street, Kelowna BC

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If the assault occurred outside of Kelowna, go to or call the police in the city where the assault occurred.

Third party report

If you want to report a sexual assault and remain anonymous, you can make a Third Party Report. A Third Party Report is when someone else reports a sexual assault to the police, so that you can remain anonymous. In these cases, we can help you file a Third Party Report. We won’t disclose your name or any other identifying information.

What to do next

Call us at 250-807-9640 to get support and explore your options.

Can’t decide? Keep your options

There is no time limit to report a sexual assault to the police.

You can go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. They can collect and store forensic evidence for up to 1 year, even if you do not make a police report.

View your medical options

If you want UBC to investigate a sexual assault or other form of sexual misconduct, you need to submit a written statement to the Director of Investigations.

Submit a Report

To submit a report of sexual assault or other form of sexual misconduct to UBC:

  1. Complete the UBC Policy 131: Form to Report Sexual Misconduct
  2. Print and sign a hardcopy of your report
  3. Email a copy of your report to the Director of Investigations
  4. Send any supporting documentation such as screenshots, photos, or witness list in a separate email to the Director of Investigations

Remember, you can provide as much, or as little information as you choose. There are no time limits or restrictions about making a report. The Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) can support you in writing and submitting it.

After you Submit a Report

  1. The Director of Investigations will review your report to determine if UBC has the authority to investigate your allegations according to Policy 131: Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct. Whether or not UBC has the authority to investigate depends on a number of factors such as:
  • if the respondent (the person you are accusing of sexual assault or misconduct) is a UBC community member eg. student, staff, faculty
  • if the sexual assault or misconduct is included in UBC’s definition of “sexual misconduct”
  1. If the university has the authority to investigate, the Director of Investigations will contact you for more details about your report.
  2. The Director of Investigations will give a copy of your report to the respondent

For step-by-step information about the investigation process, visit the Director of Investigations

What to do next

Email at svpro.okanagan@ubc.ca or call us at 250.807.9640

We can help you:

  • make a report
  • liaise with the investigator
  • update you on the status of the investigation
  • arrange academic concessions (eg. extensions)
  • arrange workplace accommodations (eg. leave of absence)

If you don’t know what to do

Call us at 250-807-9640  to explore your options.