Sexualized violence policy review

The UVic campus

Overview

The University of Victoria has developed a new policy on preventing and responding to sexualized violence in its commitment to provide students, faculty and staff with a safe, supportive and respectful environment to live, work and learn.

The new policy takes effect May 19, 2017. It is being coordinated through the Office of Equity of Human Rights, which has undergone a recent renewal and building capacity to establish a Sexual Violence Intake and Resource Office. The work around this policy will be phased in over the summer.

Message from the president

The University of Victoria is committed to the principles of equal rights and dignity of all persons. I want to make it clear that sexualized violence is unacceptable. I am therefore launching a comprehensive review of our policies and programs related to sexual violence, with the purpose of developing a policy and programs that address this matter more specifically, directly and effectively. I am inviting broad engagement in this process to reaffirm the values we share as a community.

Jamie Cassels
President, University of Victoria