Sexual Violence Prevention
How to Support Each Other: Listen, Believe, Refer
Sexual assault is a serious crime and is never the fault of the survivor. Selkirk College has carefully developed a Hand Guide offering direction with steps to supporting someone who opens up about experiences with sexual violence.
Coming forward to share an experience or make a report is a difficult, personal and complex process. Selkirk College is committed to ensuring survivors have access to the support, resources and information they need.
Bringing in the Bystander Training
Selkirk College aims to establish a community of responsibility as we work toward a culture change. We offer Bringing in the Bystander Training, a workshop that supports safe intervention in situations where sexual violence might occur or when there are incidents of discriminatory or oppressive actions or language.
- Students and Instructors can request this workshop. Please contact Healthy Campus to arrange.
Pyramid created by Ranger Cervix & Jaime Chandra. November 2017.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Training
On-Campus Resources and Trusted Services
- Selkirk College Counselling
- Selkirk College Sexual Assault Handbook
- Province of British Columbia Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act
Extended Network of Community Supports
Selkirk College's Sexual Violence Policy
- Making a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student
- Making a report of sexual misconduct involving a student
- Responding to a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student
- Responding to a report of sexual misconduct involving a student
The False Allegation Myth
Discussion and debate around sexual assault often includes misinformation about false allegations being a common occurrence. Not only does this stereotype undermine a drive to change the culture of sexual violence, it harms victims. "It is estimated between 64 per cent and 96 per cent of victims do not report the crimes committed against them" because they believe the report will be met with disbelief - cites a research paper called False Allegations of Sexual Assault: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases. This report indicates false allegations occur in two and 10 per cent of cases.
Anna Binkovitz of Macalester College performs during the 2014 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational.