Sexual Misconduct Policy


1. United Pacific College (UPC) is committed to the prevention of and appropriate response to sexual misconduct.
2. Sexual misconduct refers to a spectrum of non-consensual sexual contact and behaviour including the following:
• sexual assault;
• sexual exploitation;
• sexual harassment;
• stalking;
• indecent exposure;
• voyeurism;
• the distribution of a sexually explicit photograph or video of a person to one or more persons other than the person in the photograph or video without the consent of the person in the photograph or video and with the intent to distress the person in the photograph or video;
• the attempt to commit an act of sexual misconduct; and
• the threat to commit an act of sexual misconduct.

3. A Complaint of sexual misconduct is different than a Report of sexual misconduct. A person may choose to disclose or complain of sexual misconduct without making a formal report. A Report is a formal notification of an
    incident of sexual misconduct to someone at the institution accompanied by a request for action.

4. A student making a Complaint will be provided with resolution options and, if appropriate, accommodation, and will not be required or pressured to make a Report.

5. The process for making a Complaint about sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
1) A complaint can be made to the director of UPC,

Director of UPC
Lily Li
Telephone 604-537-5719 

in person, by phone, by mail, or electronically.

2) Please contact Women Against violence Against Women (WAVAW) anytime for immediate assistance if our office is closed:

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Rape Crisis Centre:
• WAVAW provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through their 24-Hour Crisis Line.
• 24-hour hospital accompaniment
• 604-255-6344 •

3) A number of additional resources are available to you, including:
a) Sexual Assault Service - Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion:

• Go directly to the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department at 920 West 10th Avenue (near Broadway and Oak) in Vancouver, BC. Ask for the Sexual Assault Service. Nurses and doctors are on-
   call 24 hours a day.


b) Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter:
• 604-872-8212 (24-hour crisis line)

c) Vancouver Crisis Centre:
• 604-872-3311 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

d) VictimLinkBC:
• VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• 1-800-563-0808
6. The process for responding to a Complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:

UPC will acknowledge receipt of the Complaint within 24 hours. The director of UPC or the alternate will call/meet the student with following steps:
a) Listening without judgement and accepting the disclosure;
b) Communicating that sexual Misconduct is not the fault of the victim/survivor;
c) Helping the individual identify and/or access available on- or off-campus services, including emergency medical care and counselling;
d) Respecting the individual’s right to choose the support services the individual feels are most appropriate and to decide whether to file a Report to a college Official or another authority; and
e) Respecting the individual’s choices as to what and how much they disclose about their experience.
7. The process for making a Report of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
a) A report can be made to the Director of UPC, Lily Li (Telephone 604-537-5719). If the director of UPC is absent or is named in a complaint, the complaint may be directed to the
Senior Education Administrator (SEA),
Natasha Lin
Telephone 604-862-6168

b) The report must be in writing and including a written statement describing the complaint.

8. The process for responding to a Report of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
a. The director of UPC, or the alternate, responsible for responding to the report, will:
i. notify the person providing the report that a response to the report is in progress
ii. meet with the student, or the person making the report to offer support and to determine what actions, enquiries or investigations may be necessary.

b. If accommodations are required for the safety and security of the student, these will be implemented as much as possible. These may include:
i. Transfer of a student to a different class
ii. Rescheduling, deferral of assignments or tests
iii. If the alleged perpetrator or the victim/survivor is an employee, administrative leave or work from home or other interim measures may be taken during an investigation.

c. Except in circumstances where there is a serious safety risk to others, and/or the school has a legal obligation to act, the victim/survivor will be the one to determine what, if any, police reporting actions to pursue.

d. Any investigations will be conducted with sensitivity and discretion. The college is not mandated to make criminal investigations; however, it does have the responsibility to ensure a safe
     environment, regardless of whether a criminal investigation is undertaken.

e. The person making the report may withdraw the report, but UPC may continue to act on the matter if it is deemed necessary to protect students.

f.  Depending upon the nature of the report, if it is determined that a third party or outside agent should conduct an investigation, this will be arranged as quickly as possible.

g. A written Response to the Report will be provided to the student within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

h. UPC will implement any actions or corrective measures recommended in the Response to the Report. 9. It is contrary to this policy for an institution to retaliate, engage in reprisals or threaten to
    retaliate in relation to a Complaint or a Report.

 9. It is contrary to this policy for an institution to retaliate, engage in reprisals or threaten to retaliate in relation to a Complaint or a Report.

10. Any processes undertaken pursuant to this policy will be based on the principles of administrative fairness. All parties involved will be treated with dignity and respect.

11. All information related to a Complaint or Report is confidential and will not be shared without the written consent of the parties, subject to the following exceptions:
• If an individual is at imminent risk of severe or life-threatening self-harm.
• If an individual is at imminent risk of harming another.
• There are reasonable grounds to believe that others in the institutional community may be at significant risk of harm based on the information provided.
• Where reporting is required by law.
• Where it is necessary to ensure procedural fairness in an investigation or other response to a Complaint or Report.

This institution is certified by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). Certified institutions must comply with regulatory requirements, including the requirement to have a Sexual Misconduct policy. For more information about PTIB, go to


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