What is Alternative Resolution?
UBC recognizes that a variety of responses are required in order to be responsive to the needs of students, faculty, and staff for issues of sexual misconduct. Alternative resolution (AR) refers to an array of non-investigation responses including restorative justice, shuttle diplomacy, mediation, and online resolution options. AR processes are voluntary, where both the Complainant and Respondent must be willing participants. AR processes empower survivors of sexual misconduct to have a direct role in determining outcomes, unlike a formalized investigation process where discipline is determined by other members of the university. For detailed information on Alternative Resolution Processes, see section 4 of The Procedures associated with the Sexual Misconduct Policy on page 13.
If you have questions regarding the AR process, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to go over options.