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Sexual Violence: Assault, Abuse and Harassment

Sexual Assault Policy, December 2016

Queen’s University is committed to maintaining a positive learning and living environment in which any form of sexual violence will not be tolerated. The university has a policy in place that aims to address sexual violence through:

  • Coordinated and comprehensive awareness training and education programs;
  • Coordinated and comprehensive support for those who have experienced sexual violence; and
  • Clear, appropriate and fair processes for handling reports and complaints


  • Go to a safe place. Call Queen’s Emergency Report Centre at 613.533.6111 or 911 for safety assessment and planning.

  • Seek medical care, STI and pregnancy prevention, and evidence collection at Kingston General Hospital's (KGH)Emergency Department; ask for the Sexual Assault/Family Violence (SA/FV) Nurse or call the KGH SA/FV Team at 613.549.6666 ext 4880.

  • Call Sexual Assault Centre Kingston at 613.544.6424 for 24/7 crisis support.

  • Contact Student Wellness Services at 613.533.2506 for health and counselling support and assistance.

Not sure what to do? ​Contact Barb Lotan the Queen’s University Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator by email at, phone (613.533.6330), or at her office (B502 Mackintosh-Corry Hall Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30), for support, information and to review your options.


  • [woman getting into a car]

    Someone is taking your drunk friend home with them.
    You can escort them home, or let them crash with you. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • [people on a staircase]

    Your friend is catcalling someone.
    You can ask them to stop, or tell them it's not cool. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • [man in a bar]

    Some guy is trying to take advantage of your drunk friend.
    You can ask him to stop, ot tell him it's not cool. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • Your friend is taking advantage of someone drunk at a party.
    You can get their friends, or talk your friend out of it. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • Your friend is sharing private photos of their partner.
    You can say that it's wrong, or tell someone. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • Your friend is getting pushy with another girl.
    You can ask her to stop, or tell her it's not cool. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


  • Your boss is being inappropriate with your colleague.
    You can see it they're OK, or tell HR. But if you do nothing, you're helping the wrong person. #WhoWillYouHelp


Queen's services

There are many services and resources on campus and in the community to support individuals who have experienced sexual violence, those involved in abusive relationships and those who may be experiencing sexual harassment.

  • Barb Lotan is Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator. She can help you understand the options and connect you with the services you are comfortable with. Call Barb at 613-533-6330 or email her at bjl7@queensu.caBarb's office is in B502 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, M – F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Campus Security and Emergency Services: 613-533-6111 for Queen's 24 hr Emergency Line

  • Queen's Student Wellness Services: ​  For immediate help, an Urgent Care Clinic and Intake Counsellors are available.
    • Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence – Call Counselling Services at 613 533 6000 ext. 78264 for confidential support, safety planning, accompaniment information, counselling, and referral to additional campus and community resources

    • Student Health Services: Call 613-533-2506 to book an appointment with a doctor or nurse 
    • Counselling Services: Call 613 533 6000 ext. 78264 to book an appointment with a counsellor. 


Community links


Queen's fact sheets and documents

Resources from the Queen's Human Rights Office and Student Wellness Services:

Queen's Sexual Violence Policy was most recently approved by the Board of Trustees in December 2016. The university recognizes that the issue of sexual violence on university campuses is an evolving issue. The university will revisit its policy, the policy's associated resources, and other related university policies, as appropriate, to respond to the evolving landscape. In any event, the policy will be reviewed every three years, in consultation with students, and will be amended as appropriate.  Information about how students, and the entire campus community, may provide input as part of the policy review, will be posted to this webpage. 

External resources