Acadia College is committed to the prevention of and appropriate response to sexual misconduct.
Sexual misconduct includes the following:
The distribution of a sexually explicit photograph or video of a person to one or more persons other than the person in the photograph or video without the consent of the person in the photograph or video and with the intent to distress the person in the photograph or video;
The attempt to commit an act of sexual misconduct; and
The threat to commit an act of sexual misconduct.
The process for making a complaint about sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
Student/staff must make written complaint using complaint form available at reception.
Compliant must include date of incident, person involved and/or any witness if applicable
The process for responding to a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student/staff is as follows:
Any complaint received will be acknowledged within 2 working days and a response will be provided within 5 working days by Senior Educational Administrator or Chief Executive Officer.
All person involved in complaint will be notified in written and a meeting is set up with each party.
A report is created for each party with their concerns.
The process for making a report of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
A meeting is setup with each party (person who made complaint and person against whom complaint is filed) to discuss the matter separately.
A series of questions related to incident will be reported with accurate time and date of incident.
Any witness information will be noted if applicable.
The process for responding to a report of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows:
Based on reports from meeting with each party, a conclusion is reached and it will be reported to each person involved.
If it is direct case of sexual harassment, person will be dismissed from school immediately and concerned law enforcement agency will be notified of all finding and reports.
If school authority is unable to reach a final conclusion, a mediator help will be taken and investigation will be carried out as required.
If complainant is not satisfied with mediator response, complainant will be notified about concerned law enforcement agency nearby where he/she can file direct case.
Acadia College will do its best to resolve it ASAP but if required student can file complaint to concerned law enforcement agency.
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