Safe Campus

New site brings together awareness, information on sexual violence

Western has launched a revamped website devoted to sexual violence prevention and victim/survivor support.

The website, www.uwo.ca/sexualviolence, includes background on sexual violence and its effect on victims/survivors; information on how to report an incident of sexual violence; and on- and off-campus resources and support for victims/survivors and those who want to help them.

"All members of the Western community have the right to study, learn, work and research in an environment free of sexual violence," says Janice Deakin, the University's Provost and Vice-President (Academic). Any and all acts of sexual violence will be addressed and individuals who have committed an act of sexual violence will be held accountable. Simply put, sexual violence is not tolerated at Western."

Western has also taken the following steps to fulfill the University's commitment Western to taking action to prevent sexual violence and to support victims/survivors: