Purpose

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee (SVPEC) is established to encourage the University community to work together to promote a safe learning, living and work environment for the members of the University community.  This committee is focused on creating a campus atmosphere in which sexual violence is not tolerated. This committee will consider and recommend proposals with regard to sexual violence prevention and awareness, initiatives and programs.  As this committee is not a policy-making body, it is understood that some issues may require redirection to other bodies within the University community.


Composition

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee (SVPEC) will contain representation from students, staff, faculty and senior administrators as follows:

  1. Director Equity Services (as Chair)
  2. 2 undergraduate students
  3. 1 graduate student
  4. 1 staff member
  5. 1 faculty member
  6. Coordinator of Sexual Assault Services
  7. Director, Student Affairs
  8. 1 member from Human Resources
  9. 1 member from Housing and Residence Life Services
  10. 1 member from Health and Counselling Services

Terms of Reference

  1. To collaboratively work together to promote a safe learning, living and work environment for the members of the University community,
  2. To share information and resources which promote understanding and knowledge that supports a campus atmosphere in which sexual violence is not tolerated;
  3. Provide an opportunity to review and consider best practices and participant feedback on current and future initiatives in sexual violence education/training.
  4. Consider, review and recommend program proposals brought forward by Equity Services regarding training and provide input on implementation.
  5. To collaboratively problem solve using this centralized dialogue forum,
  6. To seek advice and expertise on sexual violence education both within Carleton and in the community with the aim of finding solutions which are compatible with the University’s mandate and purposes of the Policy
  7. Make recommendations on programming and other measures related to addressing sexual violence and support services.

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