Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Preventing Sexual Violence and Supporting Survivors at Queen's

Queen’s University is committed to providing non-judgmental sexual violence support and response.

Sexual Violence means any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism, and sexual exploitation.

Important update for all members of the Queen's Community: 

Recent changes to the Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Queen’s University Students have resulted in a new requirement for all employees  who receive a disclosure of sexual violence to notify the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator. Health Care Providers are excluded from this requirement- e.g., Counsellors/Physicians etc. in SWS. 

Professors, TA’s, and other staff will notify the SVPRC of all disclosures using a secure on-line notification system.  Student name, email address and student number will be shared. Other personal details WILL NOT be shared. The SVPRC will contact the student who made the disclosure, by email, to offer supports and services. Students DO NOT have to respond to the SVPRC email and are NOT required to file a formal report with the University or with the police. 

More information for students is available on the FAQ page on this site.  Employees should access information on the Faculty/Staff tab on this site. 

Students considering disclosing information about experiences of sexual violence should review the FAQ page and/or contact the SVPRC directly (bjl7@queensu.ca).