Consultation on Proposed Revisions to the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

This consultation involves policy related to sexual violence and may be challenging or difficult for some community members. If you require support, please contact the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre.

The following additional supports are also available to the University community to access:

The Final Report of the 2022 Review of the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (PDF) was submitted to the President, Provost, and Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture in July 2022, and was released on July 15, 2022, along with the University’s Administrative Response to the Report (PDF).

The Final Report was prepared by the Review’s Co-Chairs, Professor Linda Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, and Allison Burgess, Director of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office. The Reviewers’ mandate was to conduct a periodic review and seek feedback on the University’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, and the related supports and services available to the U of T community.

The Report made recommendations that respond to the diverse experiences and perspectives expressed by the staff, faculty, students, and University leaders who participated in over 50 individual and group consultations during the nine-month review period. You can read more about the extensive review process here.

Proposed revisions to the Policy have now been made to address all of the recommendations that were made in the Final Report. All interested U of T community members are encouraged to review these proposed revisions and provide comments through the online feedback form. The form will be open from September 16 to October 7, 2022.

Following review of the feedback, a final version of the revised Policy will be presented to Governance for approval in Cycle 2.

Your input continues to be very important as the University nears the conclusion of this important review process.