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The College is committed to a safe and respectful experience, free from harassment for every individual.

Pearson College UWC is committed to best practice in governance, school management and leadership. This includes channels for individuals to report concerns about College   policies, procedures and behaviour of, or actions taken by, the College or its representatives.

Pearson has contracted with EthicsPoint, an independent 24/7 service which provides an anonymous method for anyone, including current and former students, faculty and staff to file a report. For example, concerns about behaviour or actions that may be unethical, illegal, fraudulent, or involve substance abuse, a violation of safety regulations, an abuse of College property, a misuse of College funds or other conduct that violates Pearson’s Respectful Community Policy and related policies.

EthicsPoint is contractually obliged to not pursue a caller’s identity. Reports to EthicsPoint are communicated to a designated member of the Pearson College UWC Board of Directors. EthicsPoint also explains the procedure and timeline to individuals who file reports and serves as an intermediary between the person filing a report and the Head of College.

EthicsPoint is not intended as a substitute for existing College procedures that deal with the reporting of personal complaints of harassment. Nor is EthicsPoint designed to deal with faculty and staff employment-related grievances which are covered by other specific policies and procedures.

An employee should first bring a concern to their immediate supervisor. If it is not resolved, it should be brought to the attention of the Head of College or the Director of Human Resources.

A student should first bring their concern directly to a trusted adult such as a teacher, activity leader, advisor or houseparent. If it is not resolved, it should be brought to the attention of the Dean of Students and if not resolved at that level, then to the Head of College. If the concern involves the illegal or unethical behavior of the Head of College or a member of the Board of Directors, the concern should be reported via EthicsPoint or communicated to the designated member of the Pearson College UWC Board of Directors via board@pearsoncollege.ca.

The College is committed to a safe and respectful experience, free from harassment for every individual on campus. Strong College policies and procedures, as well as 24/7 access to the independent EthicsPoint reporting option, are tools to help ensure this.