Encouraged Steps for Victims

After an incident of Prohibited Conduct, the victim is encouraged to take steps to protect themselves, their future safety, and preserve evidence. This webpage provides information on the encouraged steps for victims of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

VIU understands that each incident of Prohibited Conduct is unique. The information provided and the encouraged steps are meant to be general guidelines. VIU will assist any victim in the process to seek medical attention, file a police report, seek a protective order, and in any other capacity that is reasonable and within the means of the university.