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Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response

Updated October 19, 2020 (COVID Information/Update)

You are not alone. Support is available through campus and community resources.
Schedule an appointment by emailing studentservices@tru.ca

If you are in immediate danger please call 911 or your local crisis line.

Victims and 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

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (SVPR) is available to offer individual support services virtually. You can chat one-to-one either through text, voice, or video. Services will continue to include emotional support, referrals, support through reporting and information regarding the policy, but we cannot provide immediate crisis intervention all the time.&nbsp. 

Prior to the appointment, the SVPR office will:

  • Confirm contact information so that we can reconnect in case the line disconnects
  • Ask that you disclose who else is in the room during the call. 
  • Ensure that if you need to end the call abruptly, that you send a message to let us know you are safe

Please note that no online service is ever guaranteed to be confidential, however, we do work with services that meet the Canadian Health Information and Protection of Privacy Act Standards.

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.

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

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.



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


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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