Queen's creates interim sexual assault protocol

January 19, 2015

The subcommittee of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group (SAPRWG) at Queen’s University has finalized an interim sexual assault protocol. The protocol will be used until a permanent policy is ironed out. The protocol includes information on existing processes and options for reporting complaints or disclosures, identifies current campus and community support systems and resources, and offers statements emphasizing the university’s commitment to the survivor and to a safe campus environment. The protocol also identifies safe places on campus, places to receive medical assistance, and information on reporting an assault. “The interim protocol is an important step to establishing a comprehensive sexual assault policy with associated procedures. The subcommittee will embark on campus and community consultations through the winter term and plans to present a draft policy and progress report with recommendations for the final policy and procedures by the end of April,” said Arig al Shaibah, Chair of SAPRWG and AD Student Affairs (Student Life and Learning). The Queen's initiative comes after Presidents at all of Ontario's public universities agreed to take steps to address sexual violence on campus. Queen's News Release