- Sexual Violence Disclosure
- Filing a Sexual Violence Complaint
As a community, Carleton University supports and is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment where sexual violence will not be tolerated and is treated with the seriousness it deserves.
Individuals who disclose that they have experienced sexual violence will be provided support services and will be treated with dignity and respect at all times by the University and its representatives. A person affected by sexual violence is not required to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence under the formal complaint process of the Sexual Violence Policy in order to obtain support and services, or in order to receive appropriate accommodation for their needs. For more information about the supports and services available at the University to obtain information about sexual violence and/or support, visit the Equity Services website.
In an emergency on campus (i.e., imminent threat of sexual violence and of harm to a person or sexual violence actually occurring), a report can be made in the following ways:
- Call 911
- University Safety emergency number 613-520-4444
When a person discloses an incident of sexual violence to University Safety, University Safety must inform Equity Services for follow-up.
Equity Services is responsible for handling all disclosures of sexual violence involving a member of the University community in a non-emergency situation, whether the sexual violence has occurred on or off campus. An Equity Services staff member will provide information about available support and services, including information about interim measures that may be available to address the immediate needs.
For more information about disclosure, please review the Sexual Violence Policy, section 6.5.
The Director of Student Affairs (or designate) is responsible for receiving (in writing) formal complaints of sexual violence related to students. The Director of Employee and Labour Relations (or designate) is responsible for receiving formal complaints related to all other groups. In the case where the Respondent is both a student and an employee, the complaint may be submitted to either of these two parties but will be jointly received. Only a person who reports experiencing sexual violence (the “Complainant”) can choose to file a formal complaint under the Sexual Violence Policy.
Contact the Director of Student Affairs
For more information about the formal complaints process, please review the Sexual Violence Policy, section 9.