Sexual Violence on Campus
Principal Woolf is committed to leading the university as it enhances support for survivors of sexual assault and to fostering a campus environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and violence.
In November 2014, a major Canadian media outlet published a comprehensive article on the issue of sexual assault at Canadian post-secondary campuses, putting a spotlight on the issue at universities across the country.
It prompted the principal to direct a subcommittee of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group (SAPRWG) to develop an interim sexual assault support and response protocol for Queen’s while a permanent sexual assault policy is developed. That interim protocol was released to the community on January 16, 2015.
In June 2015, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group released their final report, which includes a draft standalone sexual assault policy.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group
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 is advisory to the vice-provost and dean of student affairs and works collaboratively to effect change at the individual, institutional and cultural levels, thereby contributing to a safer campus environment for Queen’s students.
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