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Sexual Misconduct

Algoma University takes sexual misconduct very seriously and works diligently to provide an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and violence, of any nature.

All members of the Algoma University community have the right to work and study in an environment that is free from any form of sexual misconduct. We have professional staff who work to provide education and awareness related to the prevention of sexual misconduct, and we offer a wide range of supports for victims supported by our University policies and procedures.

We address sexual misconduct within our Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protocol. If you or anyone you know requires support following an act of sexual assault or sexual violence, please use the resources on this page to assist you with the supports and services you may need.

Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protocol

Student Code of Conduct (non-academic)

Algoma U Contacts
  • Campus Security: 705-949-2301 Ext. 4444
  • HR-Health and Safety Office: 705-949-2301 ext. 4112
  • Manager, Student Success and Wellbeing: 705-949-2301 Ext. 4212
  • Human Rights and Equity Office: 705-949-2301 Ext. 4112

City of Sault Ste. Marie

 

 

Brampton

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 24/7 line: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
  • Chantel’s Place: 905-848-7580
  • Peel Regional Police: 905-453-3311
  • William Osler Health Centre Crisis Intervention Team:905-494-2120
  • Victim Services of Peel:  24-hour Line: 905-568-8800

Timmins

  • Timmins and Area Women in Crisis: 1-877-268-8380 (24/7)
  • Timmins & Area Women in Crisis (TAWC): 705-268-8380
  • Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-205-7100 (24/7)
  • Good to Talk: 1-866-925-5454

 

Gathering Student Input on Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a societal problem that negatively impacts many individuals across the province, including post-secondary students. In order to better understand the extent of this important issue on university campuses, in February 2018, all full-time Ontario university students were invited to participate in the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, the largest confidential survey on sexual violence ever conducted in our province.

This survey is an important tool for universities, including Algoma University, to understand the extent of the problem and the experiences of students, including survivors of sexual violence.

The survey asked students to provide their perspectives and experience with:

  • Unwanted sexual attention
  • Consent for sexual activity
  • Reactions to sexual harassment or sexual assault against themselves or others
  • Availability of support services addressing sexual violence

By understanding the experiences of students, including survivors, universities can do more to prevent sexual violence and respond to the cases and issues raised in meaningful ways.

 

Our Commitment

Algoma University recognizes the challenges faced by those who have experienced sexual misconduct, but urges individuals to make use of the supports available under this policy.  All those who have experienced sexual misconduct have a right to:

  • Be believed and treated with compassion, dignity, and respect
  • Be informed about on-campus and off-campus services and resources
  • Decide whether to report the incident to the campus response team, campus security, and/or the local police
  • Have a  fair and unbiased on-campus investigation with the full cooperation of the institution
  • Be provided with assistance in formulating a safety plan
  • Be  provided with necessary and appropriate accommodations to prevent further unwanted contact with the alleged perpetrator if the perpetrator is a member of the campus community; and
  • Choose amongst these supports, selecting all, some or none of the above options
Confidentiality

When sexual misconduct is disclosed, the confidentiality of all parties must be protected. Individuals who experience sexual misconduct should be aware that filing an incident report with campus security or university staff is confidential and does not necessarily lead to a criminal investigation.