Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence
Statement from Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
The University of Toronto strives to maintain an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and that is safe for its students, staff, and faculty. These efforts are supported by a range of policies and resources.
Recently, there has been a great deal of attention on how universities respond to sexual violence. This is an important discussion and I am highly supportive of conversations regarding how we can work together to prevent and respond to sexual violence. At the University of Toronto we take the prevention of and response to sexual violence very seriously. The University has a range of professionals who work to provide education and training related to the prevention of sexual assault. We address sexual assault and threat of sexual assault offenses under the Code of Student Conduct and the Workplace Violence Program.
We want to ensure that our students, staff and faculty understand the range of options and resources available to them should they require support following an assault or have safety needs while on campus. A list of resources and information has been compiled to assist students, staff and faculty to better understand their options and services available while at the University of Toronto.
Vice-President & Provost
What is the University doing?
It is the goal of the University of Toronto to do everything possible to create an environment where students, staff and faculty can feel safe to learn, work and live.
The University of Toronto strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, and that is safe for all members. We have a range of policies, programs and services in place to support these efforts.
Together we can make U of T a caring and supportive community, where everyone feels safe to learn, live and work. This means we look out for others who need help, and ask for help ourselves if we need it. On this page you will find information and resources to assist in keeping our campuses safe.
Updates & Announcements
Consultation is now underway on a draft new Policy on Sexual Violence. All members of the University community are invited to provide feedback. Please follow the link to the consultation website to read the proposed draft and to provide comments.