Sexual Assault Policies on Campus: A Discussion Paper (2014)

Sexual Assault Policies on Campus: A Discussion Paper (2014)

“This discussion paper highlights promising practices and challenges in institutional policies on sexual assault committed by and against students. It centres on reporting, investigations, adjudications and future steps. It represents an initial foray into how Canadian post-secondary policies and practices can be strengthened to increase safety standards with the goal of making campuses equitable, non-threatening and inclusive, especially for women and others at high risk of sexual violence.”


Released: November 20, 2014

Length: 22 pages

Language: English

Primary author and secondary researcher: Andrea Gunraj, Communications Specialist, METRAC

Primary researcher: Celia Wandio, Summer Communications Assistant, METRAC

Secondary authors and reviewers: Silmi Abdullah, Program Lawyer and Legal Information Coordinator, METRAC; Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, METRAC; Patricia Marshall, METRAC’s Founding Executive Director; Jessica Mustachi, Safety Program Coordinator, METRAC; Chris Rahim, Program Manager, METRAC; Tamar Witelson, Legal Director, METRAC

Academic reviewers: Sharry Aiken, Associate Professor, Queen’s University Faculty of Law; Mary Bunch, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto; Curtis Fogel, Associate Professor of Criminology, Lakehead University Orillia; Gail Hutchinson, Adjunct Professor Faculty of Education and Department of Psychology, Western University; Andrea Quinlan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University; Elizabeth Quinlan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan; Charlene Senn, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Windsor; Elizabeth Sheehy, Professor of Law and the Shirley Greenberg Chair of Women and the Legal Profession, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Funding support provided by: Department of Justice Canada