It is the policy of Seneca College that everyone has the right to a safe and secure environment that is free from bullying/psychological harassment, violence or threat of violence. Seneca College is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone in all College facilities, at College functions and in all College sponsored programs. This policy applies to all members of the College community including, but not limited to: students, employees, volunteers and visitors who have a direct relationship and/or association with Seneca College.
In order to achieve this objective, Seneca College will not tolerate any form of violence, threat of violence, bullying or harassment, or any situation that places members of the College community in a position that may jeopardize their personal safety on College property or during any College sanctioned activity including academic, employment, service, sports or business activity.
A personal safety/security threat is defined as a situation which may be in the form of harassment, an assault, sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, threat of assault, uttering threats of death/damage, of an individual, or any other act that constitutes a violent act as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada and/or any action that would constitute workplace violence or harassment as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act or bullying/psychological harassment as described in the Collective Agreements for Academic Employees and Support Staff.
It is understood that this Policy shall complement the existing regulations, protocols, reporting, investigating and resolution procedures as defined in the Student Code of Conduct, Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario (for employees), the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment, Collective Agreements for Academic Employees and Support Staff, Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy, Academic Policy and the Criminal Code of Canada.