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Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy

Statement from the President

We are privileged to live in a country that places great value on rights and freedoms, respecting and celebrating every person’s dignity and equality. Yet too often there are incidents of sexual violence against members of our community that cause not just individual harm, but also have the potential to create a hostile environment felt by all.

Sexual violence is an attack on Seneca’s values, and we will not tolerate it. Seneca is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment for everyone – students, employees and visitors. We are committed to campuses free of discrimination and harassment, and we strive to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles.

This policy expresses Seneca’s promise to support those who experience sexual violence, and we are working hard with our partners inside and outside the College on sexual violence programs, policies and resources, including prevention and education.

With rights come responsibilities. We are an institution of higher learning, providing great teaching and learning opportunities for thousands of students who come to us from the neighbourhood next door, from every part of our region and province, and from around the world. It is our collective responsibility to help ensure Seneca is a safe and positive space for them, and for every member of our community. I know I can count on your support.

David Agnew