Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

You may be the first to hear a disclosure of sexual violence from a student.  You may be asked to provide accommodations, make referrals or otherwise support a student in need.  Please familiarize yourself with the most recent versions of policies and procedures with application across the University on matters of sexual violence involving our students.   

It is important to know that students may access all supports and services on campus and they should be provided with appropriate academic considerations/accommodations regardless of when or where the sexual violence occurred.  Students may disclose sexual violence and access supports, services, and accommodations without making a formal report either to the University or to the police.  

If a student discloses sexual violence to you, and you are unsure of next steps or you would like more information to support the student, you may consult with the SVPRC without sharing identifying information about the student. This is true in most circumstances.  Confidentiality cannot be maintained where there is risk of harm to the student who has disclosed or to another student(s) and in some other circumstances.  You and the student should understand the limits of confidentiality.  You cannot always promise confidentiality but you can promise discretion. 


If a student discloses to you and that student would like a direct referral to the SVPRC, with consent, you can share student name and contact information with the SVPRC.  Please review the information under  "Notification of the SVPRC"  on this page tab for direction on making the notification.