Capilano University is committed to addressing sexual violence through promoting awareness, enhancing understanding and taking measures to prevent and respond to sexual violence as per the Sexual Violence Policy.

Capilano University does not condone sexual violence and is committed to maintaining a safer and caring campus community through promoting a culture of consent and respect.

We recognize that anyone can experience sexual violence, and that anyone can cause harm. When recognizing this, we understand that some groups of people experience sexual violence at higher rates.

Social factors such as colonialism, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, socio-economic status, spirituality, immigration status, and ethnicity play a part of who is targeted for violence. These social factors also mean that people may experience sexual violence differently.

Capilano University is dedicated to supporting survivors and those impacted by sexual violence. We understand that sexual violence can have many impacts on individuals and communities, and that there are many barriers to people disclosing or reporting.

There are trauma-informed, non-judgmental and confidential supports and resources available on campus. We can also provide support with navigating resources off campus as well.

If you would like support navigating on and off campus resources, you can contact disclosures@capilanou.ca for more information. Those who access supports will have the agency to choose what options they may need and will be treated with dignity and respect.

The I ♥ Consent campaign is a collaboration between Student Affairs and the CapU Students Union and offers a variety of tools and opportunities for learners. Throughout the year, the I ♥ Consent campaign provides workshops to promote content on campus. You can visit the Capilano Students' Union website for more information on the campaign. 

For further information about the policy and procedures, you can contact disclosures@capilanou.ca.