Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response

Updated September 2, 2020 (COVID Information/Update)

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (SVPR) is available to offer individual support services virtually, primarily via Microsoft Teams. This means you can chat 1-1 either through text, voice, or video. Our services continue to include emotional support, referrals, support through reporting and information regarding the policy. Prior to the appointment, the SVPR office will confirm contact information to be sure that if for whatever reason the line disconnects, we can get in touch with you as soon as possible. You can schedule an appointment by emailing studentservices@tru.ca

We ask that you ensure you let us know who else is in the room during the call. We also ask that if you need to end the call abruptly at any time that you send a message to the staff to let us know you are safe. While we aim to provide ongoing support, we cannot provide immediate crisis intervention all the time. If you are in immediate danger please call 911, or your local crisis line.  No amount of online service is ever guaranteed to be confidential however we only work with services that meet the Canadian Health Information and Protection of Privacy Act Standards.

Victims/survivors are encouraged to reach out to community resources as well:
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center: 250-372-0179.
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter: 250-374-6162.
BC Victim Link: 24-hour crisis support, multiple languages available.

If you are in immediate danger please call 911. Safety planning resources can be found here

SVPR will continue to provide education as well as one to one support. Education and prevention workshops can be requested by emailing studentservices@tru.ca and can be tailored to your program or your needs.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the impacts to TRU, please visit tru.ca/covid19.

The Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager (SVPRM) is available to anyone who has experienced sexualized or intimate partner violence, regardless of whether the experience was recent or in the past, or if they wish to formally report to TRU or the RCMP. Supports are available to all faculty, staff and students, and people of all genders and sexual orientations. Supports include:

  • Emotional support and safety planning
  • Academic accommodations and emergency housing
  • Information about reporting options
  • Support through reporting processes if desired
  • Connection to campus and community resources
  • Support to those providing care to victim/survivors

Reach out to us

The SVPRM also develops and delivers education and prevention programming to all of campus, and plays a key role in supporting the ongoing implementation of TRU’s Sexualized Violence policy. The SVPRM works in the Faculty of Student Development and can be reached for an appointment by calling 250-828-5023 (If you leave a message please remember to leave a phone number where we can reach you) or in the Counselling and Accessibility area in Old Main Room 1631. For more information about our team, please visit the About us section.

Academic accommodations

Did you know that TRU has committed to providing academic accommodations to victims/survivors? Check out these new resources!

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Are you a student with a disability?

Students who identify as having a disability, as well as TRU staff and faculty can develop sustainable practices around sexualized violence prevention.

To learn more please visit Programs and Events
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You are not alone

If you have been sexually assaulted it is important to know and understand that you are not alone and that it is not your fault. There is no behaviour, manner of dress, or situation that justifies sexualized violence. If you are a victim/survivor of sexualized violence, you have done nothing wrong and you are not to blame.

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#IBelieveYou

WolfPack Volleyball initiated a student-driven public service announcement as part of a partnership between TRU and the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center.

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Learn about creating safer and respectful environments on our campus and beyond

By completing this short course, you will gain information and skills to apply as you move through university and the rest of your life. Click here for more information and other educational resources.

Intro to SVPR Course


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