If you witness sexual violence on campus, we encourage you to report the incident.
File a complaint at MacEwan
If you experience sexual violence on campus, at a university-related event or in a university-based virtual environment such as email or social media, or if the perpetrator is a MacEwan student, employee or volunteer, you can choose to report the incident to MacEwan Security Services or to MacEwan's Sexual Violence Response Coordinator.
When you file the complaint the Sexual Violence Response Team (SVRT) will be notified. The SVRT will conduct an investigation and you will be supported throughout the process by a member of MacEwan's Wellness and Psychological Services team.
While the SVRT cannot pursue criminal charges, they can enforce sanctions and consequences at the university level according to the MacEwan Sexual Violence Policy.
For immediate emergency response contact Security Services at 497-5555. Uniformed security officers make regular patrols inside and outside University buildings and will respond to your call immediately. Security Services will notify the Sexual Violence Response Team.
Sexual Violence Response Coordinator
The Sexual Violence Response Coordinator provides a central point of contact if you have experienced or witnessed sexual violence at MacEwan. The coordinator is familiar with reporting and support options on campus and in the community. The coordinator will respond to a complaint as soon as possible within regular business hours and notify the Sexual Violence Response Team.
Report to law enforcement
It is always your choice whether or not to report the crime you've experienced to the police. The police may be able to provide you with legal protection from the person responsible for the sexual violence and conduct an investigation for prosecution.
You can file a report with the Edmonton Police Service or RCMP at any time. You may report without pressing charges, or in an effort to pursue criminal charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
If you choose to report the assault, the police take your statement and investigate the matter. The police and the Crown determine if there is enough evidence to lay charges. If you decide to press charges, you will need to participate in the process. If the matter proceeds to court, you will likely be called to testify.