About the Sexual Violence Policy
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. Carleton acknowledges that individuals who are members of equity-seeking groups who experience intersecting forms of disadvantage based on the protected grounds in the Ontario Human Rights Code may be disproportionately affected by sexual violence and its consequences. The purpose of this Policy is to articulate Carleton University’s commitment to a safe, supportive and healthy campus and to confirm its commitment to provide support to those members directly affected by sexual violence.
This Policy is also intended to:
- Set out the University’s statement of values and commitments to address sexual violence;
- Provide information about supports and services available at Carleton University and in the community;
- Ensure follow-up once a report is made to the University;
- Provide information about the University’s process for responding to and addressing incidents and complaints of sexual violence;
- Meet the University’s obligations under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, and workplace sexual harassment; and,
- Reinforce and enhance the Carleton University Statement on Conduct and Human Rights and related policies and procedures addressing sexual violence, sexual harassment and workplace sexual harassment.
This Policy applies to all members of the University community (as defined below), whether they are in the University’s learning, living or work environment, on or off campus, or interacting through social or other electronic media. This Policy does not replace or supersede existing collective agreement provisions.
The Carleton Sexual Violence Policy undergoes a broad and inclusive consultation process every three years. While Carleton University is required to review the Policy every three years to fulfill the provincial mandate as per Bill 132 and the mandatory revision date as noted in the Policy, reviewing the Policy every three years also helps to ensure the Policy is as responsive and supportive to the community as possible.
For more information, please visit the Sexual Violence Policy website.
The Sexual Violence Policy and related legislation require that an annual report be presented to Carleton’s Board of Governors for information. These reports are prepared jointly by Equity and Inclusive Communities and the Office of the Vice-President (Students and Enrolment).