Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

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Steps for students to take after a recent sexual assault

Queen’s encourages students who have experienced sexual violence to reach out for support and offers the following steps as options to consider.

1. Go to a safe place

Call 911 or contact Queen’s Emergency Response Centre (Campus Security) at 613-533-6111 (24/7) for safety assessment and planning,

  • If you live in a Queen's Residence: contact your Don or call the front desk of your Residence and ask for the on-call Don. Dons are there to listen and support you.

  • If you don’t live in Residences or you are not a student: call or go to a trusted friend’s house or shelter if you feel physically and/or emotionally unsafe.

2. Seek medical attention

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program of Kingston General Hospital (KGH) provides confidential services  24/7.  For assistance, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., call 613-549-6666 ext 4880. Ask for the SA/DV nurse.  After 4 p.m., call 613-548-3232 press 0 and ask for the SA/DV Nurse. 

Services include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV and pregnancy
  • Forensic evidence collection, including the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit

For evidence collection, try not to:

  • shower, bathe or use the washroom prior to medical exam
  • change, wash or destroy clothing
  • clean up the scene.

If you want accompaniment to the hospital:

Queen's Student Wellness Services, Health Services.  Monday - Friday. Located in Mitchell Hall. Call 613-533-2506.

3. Explore support resources

Not sure what to do next?

Contact Barb Lotan, the Queen’s University Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator.

Barb can provide information and to review your options with you.
Monday to Friday
613-533-6330 - due to the COVID 19 pandemic this number is not currently in use (March 2020 onwards)

Counselling Services, Student Wellness: Ask for an appointment with a counsellor; indicate it is a crisis related to sexual assault.

Main floor, Mitchell Hall 613-533-2506

Email: counselling.services@queensu.ca

Faculty Counsellors are available in some faculties: Graduate Studies, Engineering, Commerce, Education, Medicine. Contact Counselling Services to schedule appointments.

Residence Counsellors

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