Review of the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

The University’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment came into effect on January 1, 2017 and applies to all students, staff and faculty. The Policy outlines the University’s response to incidents of sexual violence involving members of the University community, as well as supports for those who have experienced sexual violence. The Policy is an important component of the University’s commitment that all members of the University community should have the ability to study, work and live in a campus environment free from sexual violence, including sexual harassment.

Closely related to the Policy are two other components of the University’s response to sexual violence:

  • The Student’s Companion to the Policy, which helps students and those who work with students understand and navigate the Policy and address any questions about the Policy and the procedures surrounding it;
  • The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, which has locations on each campus to help students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services and accommodations. In order to provide additional context for the review, the Centre has produced a fact sheet outlining its activities since opening in 2017.

All members of the University community are invited to submit their feedback on the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, the Student’s Companion to the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, and the work of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre by responding to the questions below. Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2019.

Note that the questions below may not be equally relevant to all respondent groups. As a result, please disregard any questions that do not apply to your situation.

Open in-person consultation sessions for students, staff and faculty will be held in September. These dates will be communicated shortly. Any questions or comments about the review of the Policy can be sent to provost@utoronto.ca.

View the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

View the Student’s Companion to the Policy

View the fact sheet about the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

Review of the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment - Consultation questions