Getting Involved in Sexual Violence Prevention

Numerous departments and student groups on campus engage in educational programming aimed at encouraging and supporting healthy and respectful relationships.

To find out more about events and programming for the current academic year, download our list of Sexual Violence Education and Awareness Sub-Committee Initiatives (PDF).

New in 2016/17, campus partners developed the Stop. Ask. campaign to address sexual violence on campus. The slogan Stop. Ask. work to remind students that when engaging in sexual activity, the onus is on everyone to "stop and ask" and for consent "ask and stop" when someone does not consent to sexual activity.

The Wellness Education Centre works with numerous partners on campus, including student groups, to help create an environment based on mutual respect. Included in their programming is the S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environments) program. Programming begins during orientation week for first year students with events such as "Can I Kiss You?", through to a week devoted to raising awareness of sexual assault and the importance of personal safety and consent and respectful relationships.

Recruitment for new Wellness Education Centre Peer Helpers happens in September (for a January start) and January (for a September start). Find out more about joining the Peer Helper Program.

Residence Life programming includes both proactive campaigns as well as support for incidents. Student groups as well participate in numerous activities bringing speakers to campus, and mounting advocacy campaigns.

Programs are also offered to enhance the safety of the campus including Safewalk, the SafeGryphon App and ongoing audits.

 

Stop. Ask. program banner. This program is connected to the I Am A Gryphon campaign "respectful" value.