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Sexual violence

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For inquiries during business hours, please contact Sheridan's Sexual Violence Response Specialist at: 905-845-9430 ext. 8430 or

In an emergency, please call 911 or contact Campus Security at 905-815-4044.

President's message

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.

Janet Morrison
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.

Get support

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.

Learn how to file a complaint

Support a friend

If someone tells you they've experienced sexual violence, do your best to be supportive and non-judgmental.

How to help someone who has experienced sexual violence

Sexual Violence Response Protocol

Resources for students

The following resources have been created by students, for students:

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.

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