What We Do

The Sexual Violence Support and Education program is dedicated to supporting College community members who have experienced sexualized violence, and to foster education dedicated to ending sexualized violence and gender-based violence in our communities.

This website will explain:

  • theoptionsavailable to college community members who have experienced sexualized violence
  • on- and off-campus supportsfor those who have experienced sexualized violence
  • how togive supportto those in your communities who have experienced sexualized violence or gender-based violence
  • how you cantake actionto help end sexualized violence and gender-based violence

Mission Statement

Langara recognizes that all members of the college community should be able to work, teach, and learn in an environment free from sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexualized violence. We also recognize that everyone has the right to exercise full control over their own bodies and to engage only in sexual activity to which they consent. We are committed to a College environment free from sexual violence or misconduct.

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to feel safe on campus. Sexual violence of any kind is NEVER okay.

We would also like to acknowledge that sexual violence or misconduct affects different communities in different ways and to a different extent. These communities include, among others:

  • People who are in the full continuum of gender identities and expression
  • Indigenous populations
  • People with disabilities
  • Racialized individuals or peoples from other countries

The Sexual Violence Support and Education program is managed by the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, in coordination with People and Culture. If you have any questions about the Sexual Violence Support and Education program, please contactstudentconduct@www.citm549vp.com.

Our Principles

  • We believe that all those who disclose incidents of sexualized violence are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect
  • We affirm that all individuals and experiences are unique; individuals are the experts on their own feelings and experiences and we support their self-determination
  • We will work with those who approach our office to support and provide information to allow for informed decision-making
  • We believe that those who disclose incidents of sexualized violence have the right to ask questions and provide feedback
  • We acknowledge that sexualized violence is linked to acts of systemic oppression, including but not limited to sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, colonialism, and ableism
  • We recognize that the work of this program is connected to the larger movement to end gender-based violence, and will work with community partners on- and off-campus to this end
  • We recognize that those who have experienced harm may become perpetrators of harm and that they have the right to heal
  • We recognize that while harm cannot be erased, we believe that accountability, learning, healing, and justice are possible through multiple paths