Sexual Violence


What is Sexual Violence? Sexual violence is any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality. This includes sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape. It also includes sexual harassment, stalking, indecent or sexualized exposure, degrading sexual imagery, voyeurism, cyber harassment, trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Preventing and responding to sexual violence is a top priority for Western University. Western’s Policy on Sexual Violence  is the foundation of our commitment to providing and maintaining an environment in which sexual violence is not tolerated. Western also has  procedures to respond to sexual violence  to support members of our campus community, regardless of where an incident of sexual violence has occurred.

If you have experienced sexual violence there is support available to you from across the Western campus