I am experiencing harassment or sexual violence
The BRP is here to listen to you and to provide you with advice, support and assistance throughout the process.
Remember: you do not have to put up with this type of behaviour!
- If possible, clearly tell the person that their behaviour is unwelcome, offensive, intimidating or humiliating.
- You can do this verbally – preferably in the presence of a witness – or in writing, in which case, you should keep a copy of your letter.
- Do not blame yourself. The person who is harassing you is responsible for their own behaviour.
- Speak to someone you trust, and if necessary, ask for help in facing the psychological repercussions of harassment (Employee Assistance Program, Office of Student Life or other resources).
- Report any difficulties you may encounter to your supervisor or to a person in authority.
- Take note of the details of any incidents of harassment: date, time, place, names of witnesses, gestures made, words said, your feelings, your reactions, who you spoke to about it.
- Keep anything that may be considered evidence.
Please do not hesitate to contact the BRP to discuss the situation, to help you to understand what happened and to help you identify all available options for solving the problems you have encountered.
Report or file a complaint?
A report is made when there is concern or inappropriate behavior, whether witnessed or victimized.
A complaint is made when a situation is to be assessed so that it leads - if it is found to be admissible - to an investigation and, if necessary, to a legal process.