All forms of sexual misconduct have the potential to jeopardize the mental, physical and emotional welfare of members of our community. The collective aim of the university's new policy and its ongoing sexual misconduct response and education efforts is to provide members of our community with a safe, supportive, and respectful environment in which to live, learn, and work.
The BC government requires all public post-secondary institutions and private post-secondary institutions with residences to develop and implement a sexual misconduct policy by May 19, 2017. To meet the requirements of the legislation, Quest's policy must address both prevention of sexual misconduct and processes for responding to complaints. Quest's sexual misconduct policy must also fit within the University's existing policy framework, and reflect and respond to Quest's unique circumstances and perspectives.