What is sexual violence?
Booth University College promotes a safe and supportive community in which healthy relationships can thrive. In this environment, sexual violence in any form is prohibited.
Forms of sexual violence include:
- Any sexual activity where consent is not freely given
- Completed or attempted sex acts that are against the victim’s will or involve a victim who is unable to consent through the use of force or alcohol/drug facilitation
- Non-physically pressured unwanted sex
- Unwanted sexual contact (intentional sexual touching)
- Non-contact, unwanted sexual experiences (such as verbal sexual harassment)
We take sexual violence seriously
If you’ve experienced sexual violence, know that you can talk with our staff or faculty members for support. You may choose to file a complaint to Booth UC against the person who assaulted you. The institution reserves the right to investigate complaints, take appropriate actions deemed necessary, and, when warranted, inform local law enforcement authorities.
Our policies and processes for preventing and reporting sexual violence
- Sexual Violence Policy
- Sexual Violence Procedures and Process
- Sexual Violence Reporting
- Sexual Violence Reporting Form
- Sexual Violence Support and Resources
Resources for victims of sexual violence
Everyone’s experience is different, and you should choose the resources that are right for you. Find resources on and off-campus where you can share your experiences and concerns, get support, and consider options.
At Booth, we’ll take steps to ensure you feel safe and supported during your learning experience with us. You don’t need to file a formal complaint to access support resources.
- Human Resources Coordinator: 204-924-5617 (office)
- Dean of Students: 204-924-4876 (office), 204-930-6985 (cell)
- Student Services Coordinator: 204-924-4875 (office), 204-770-6949 (cell)
REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors)
Booth UC has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to Create a Record of the incident and choose from multiple reporting options: Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus, Report to Police, or Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI). REES provides information about campus and community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare, and support services.
Student Support Program
Get free access to counselling and support through our Student Support Program.
Booth University College Sexual Violence Committee
Here are some resources to help you learn more about sexual violence.
- Read the Manitoba Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policy Guide
- To learn how bystanders can prevent sexual violence, go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website
Read additional policies for students at Booth UC.