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Sexual assault protocol consultation begins

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group (SAPRWG) is seeking feedback from the Queen’s community on the Interim Sexual Assault Support and Response Protocol, released in January, as the group works toward the development of a permanent sexual assault policy and prevention and response recommendations.

Upon entering this consultative phase, SAPRWG is specifically looking for feedback in the following areas: support and response, prevention education, environment, and policy.

“Students, staff and faculty are all encouraged to participate in this consultation process. The feedback we receive will play an important role in the development of a permanent sexual assault policy as well as a full set of recommendations on prevention and response strategies,” says Arig al-Shaibah, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs (Student Life and Learning), and chair of SAPRWG.

Members of the Queen’s community are encouraged to participate in the feedback phase in three ways.

Firstly, a confidential online survey can be completed; secondly, open meetings will be held in late February and early March. Thirdly, one-on-one meetings and small focus groups will be organized to obtain feedback from key campus and community informants.

“Feedback from the online survey, interviews and focus groups will be compiled and reported as thematic findings in order to maintain confidentiality,” says Dr. al Shaibah. 

For more information on the consultation process, visit the SAPRWG webpage.

To fill out the online survey, please follow this link.

To participate in an interview or a focus group please email vpdean.sa@queensu.ca.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group is a network of students, faculty and staff convened to mobilize efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus. The working group advises the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs and works collaboratively to effect change at the individual and cultural levels, thereby contributing to a safer campus environment for Queen’s students.