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Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and Resources
At Wycliffe College, we seek to nurture a community where sexual violence, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, are not tolerated, and where those who have been hurt can find healing. All incoming students are required to attend training sessions about sexual violence education and prevention. Students taking part in placements must refresh their training every three years. Staff and faculty also must renew their training every three years and are required to complete other training programs regularly.
As a federated college within the University of Toronto (U of T), and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology (TST), Wycliffe’s Board of Trustees adopted in January 2017 the University of Toronto Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. The policy was adopted with the following modifications as particular to Wycliffe College:
The term “University” shall include the College.
The term “Members of the University Community” shall include members of the Board and each student (both conjoint and non-conjoint) and resident of the College.
The final sentence of section 74 of the Policy shall be replaced with “The Respondent shall be notified in writing of the decision and any discipline or sanction imposed and will have access to the grievance process set out in the College Staff Handbook in effect from time to time in respect of any appeal of such decision.”
The final sentence of section 75 of the Policy shall be replaced with “The Respondent shall be notified in writing of the decision and any discipline or sanction imposed and will have access to the grievance process set out in the College Faculty Handbook in effect from time to time in respect of any appeal of such decision.”
All staff and faculty are trained to assist you in getting the help you need and can direct you to people who are compassionate and skilled in listening to disclosures on matters of sexual violence and harassment.
There is help available through the University of Toronto:
The U of T’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre is available to all Wycliffe students (both conjoint and non-conjoint), staff, and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment. The Centre offers counseling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid, and legal aid. They can also provide assistance in understanding the University’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. Contact the Centre. 416-978-2266. Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre (Gerstein Library), Suite B139
- Campus Police (emergency): 416-978-2222
- Campus Police (non-emergency): 416-978-2323
- Health & Wellness Centre: Offers University of Toronto students a wide range of medical and mental health services - Call 416-978-8030 to book an appointment. (located in the Koffler Centre at 214 College Street West, second floor.)
- Community Safety Office: Responds to all personal safety concerns: Email email@example.com to book an appointment or call 416-978-1485
- Safety and Support: includes link to a new, downloadable campus safety app
There is help available through the community. Access a list of community resources here.
Finally, Wycliffe is committed to supporting any former member of our community who wishes to disclose incidents of sexual misconduct involving a member of the staff, faculty, or student body—and to make it possible for them to do so in a safe way. College alumni or former employees of Wycliffe College who wish to make a confidential disclosure related to past incidents of sexual misconduct or sexual violence can do so through Rubin Thomlinson LLP, a Wycliffe-appointed independent third-party consultant. Rubin Thomlinson is a law firm that specializes in workplace and institutional investigations and has expertise in sexual harassment and sexual violence matters.
If you wish to have a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns or to make a disclosure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.