All members of the Sheridan community have a right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from any form of sexual violence.
Sheridan’s Sexual Violence Policy and its Procedures aim to better support victims/survivors by making information easier to find, making the reporting process clearer, and detailing what supports are available. They ensure that individuals who make complaints are believed and their rights are protected. They also hold those who have committed an act of sexual violence accountable.
I urge all members of the Sheridan community to review the Sexual Violence Policy and its Procedures (Students and Employees). We all have a role to play in building and maintaining a culture that is intolerant of violence, abuse and assault and that promotes consent and respect.
President and Vice Chancellor
What is sexual violence?
If it’s not a clear yes, it’s not consent. It’s sexual violence.
Sexual violence is any act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature. Sexual violence can be an act that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent. This includes cyber sexual harassment, indecent exposure, sex trafficking, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking, and voyeurism.
If you've experienced or witnessed sexual violence, there are resources on campus and in the community to support you.
File a formal complaint
If you've experienced sexual assault or sexual violence and would like to file a formal complaint, we can help you.
Support a friend
If someone tells you they've experienced sexual violence, do your best to be supportive and non-judgmental.
Sexual Violence Response Protocol
- Sexual Violence Policy
- Sexual Violence Procedure – Employees
- Sexual Violence Procedure – Students
- Student input process for Sheridan's Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy
Resources for students
The following resources have been created by students, for students:
- Supporting friends (PDF)
- What you need to know about consent (PDF)
- Dare to Care colouring page (PDF)
Resources for employees
We're here to support you. If you need help, or just want more information, please take advantage of the many resources available to you at Sheridan.