As part of a nationwide call to action, KPU has joined with universities and colleges from across BC and Canada to review and expand its policies and procedures that address Sexual Violence and Misconduct. In so doing, KPU has reaffirmed its commitment to establishing a culture of a safe and respectful learning and working environment where all members of the community are free from sexual violence and misconduct.
In 2016 I established a President’s Advisory Group, tasked with ensuring the university meets the legislative requirements. This included developing a policy consistent with BC Government legislation, and consulting with students, employees and other groups throughout the process.
Following months of work, the President’s Advisory Group on Sexual Violence and Misconduct presented draft policy and procedures to the Board of Governors on April 22, 2017. These were approved by the Board and are now posted on our policy website as Policy SR14. You can find that policy here.
Thank you to the KPU community for participation in the first part of this important process.
The President’s Advisory Group will guide implementation of the policy over the next year. Ongoing education will be of critical importance to establishing a robust culture of a safe and respectful learning and working environment.
I encourage your continued participation in this very important process.
Alan Davis, PhD
President and Vice Chancellor