Provost’s Statement on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence

The University of Toronto strives to maintain an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and that is safe for its students, staff, and faculty. These efforts are supported by a range of policies and resources.

Recently, there has been a great deal of attention on how universities respond to sexual violence. This is an important discussion and I am highly supportive of conversations regarding how we can work together to prevent and respond to sexual violence. At the University of Toronto we take the prevention of and response to sexual violence very seriously. The University has a range of professionals who work to provide education and training related to the prevention of sexual assault. We address sexual assault and threat of sexual assault offenses under the Code of Student Conduct and the Workplace Violence Program.

We want to ensure that our students, staff and faculty understand the range of options and resources available to them should they require support following an assault or have safety needs while on campus. A list of resources and information has been compiled to assist students, staff and faculty to better understand their options and services available while at the University of Toronto.


Cheryl Regehr
Vice-President & Provost