Steps for Students to Take After a 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.

  • 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.

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:

  • Sexual Assault Centre Kingston: Call (613) 544-6424 crisis line operates 24/7

  • Sexual Health Resource Centre (Kingston) – a confidential, non-judgmental, feminist, queer positive, pro-choice, sex positive and non-heterosexist information and referral service. Located in room 223 in the JDUC. Call (613) 533-2959. Email info@shrckingston.org.

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

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
bjl7@queensu.ca (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
Reporting Options
  • Kingston Police Services – (613) 549-4660

  • Campus Security and Emergency Services can help with reports to Kingston Police. Call (613) 533-6733

  • Non-Academic Misconduct - reports can be submitted by the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator, Campus Security or a Human Rights Advisor

Emergency Response
  •  Dial 911 police, fire and rescue, ambulance for life-threatening response.

Queen's Emergency Report Centre
  • (613) 533-6111 (24/7)

Kingston General Hospital
  • 24/7 Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program (ask for the SA/DV nurse). 

  • (613) 549-6666 Ext: 4880

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
  •  24/7 crisis and support line.

  •  (613) 544-6424

  •  Toll-Free: 1 (877) 544-6424