The Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator (SVREC) is here to offer confidential and compassionate support and provide information about your options. Responses to sexualized violence vary according to the needs, feelings, and concerns of each person. How you respond and who you tell are your choices.
If you are a survivor, some of these options and supports are described below. You can also visit our Help and Support page for a list of emotional, medical, and legal supports available to you.
You always have the option of reporting an incident to the University (an internal report) and/or the police (an external report).
If you would like to talk to someone about an incident, you will speak with our Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator (SVREC). They are here to listen to you and support you without judgment. The SVREC will help guide you through your options, including medical care, counselling, safety planning, and adjustments to your classes or living arrangements.
A disclosure does not automatically start the investigative or non-investigative processes in our policy.
You can submit a written report to the Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator. With your consent, the SVREC can help guide and support you while you write this report (section 9.2). No matter what the outcome of this report, you will be supported by the SVREC.
After the report is sent, the the SVREC will consult with the Executive Director, Student Services, to determine whether the report should proceed under the Investigative Stream (section 9.5) or Non-Investigative Stream (section 9.6) of the Policy.
You may also choose to file an external report (section 9.8). There is no time limit on when you can report an incident of sexualized violence to the police.
If you decide not to file an external report immediately, you may want to write down what you remember about the incident in as much detail as possible. The SVREC can help you with this. You will be able to refer to this information if you decide to make an external report in the future.
Emergencies: call 911
After Hours: 1-800-803-RCMP (7267)
General services: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
363 Main St
Wolfville, NS, B4P 1C4
Individuals may report allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence, or discrimination based on any enumerated ground pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
After the submission of an internal report (section 9.2, Sexualized Violence Policy), the Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator (SVREC) will arrange to meet with you to discuss support and services, including information about accommodations that can be made in your living, learning, and working environments.
Accommodations (section 9.3) may include a student residence re-location, class schedule changes, academic accommodations, temporary work location reassignment, and work scheduling changes. The SVREC can help you confidentially request these services.
Interim measures (section 9.4) are non-disciplinary conditions that may be imposed upon the subject of a report (the Respondent) depending on the allegations in the report to protect your safety or the safety of others in the University Community.
Visit our Help and Support page for services available for your mental health or to pursue legal action.
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