U of T Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre supports public conversation with summary report

May 16, 2019

The University of Toronto’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre has contributed to the pool of publicly available data on campus sexual violence by releasing a summary of its activities for the past two years. According to the summary, the Centre received 56 reports of sexual violence under the university’s policy on sexual violence and sexual harassment between Jan 1, 2017 and Dec 31, 2018, and 506 “requests for support” from students, staff and over the same period. U of T adds that a province-wide survey on sexual violence in colleges and universities found that 63.2% of respondents reported “one or more incidents of sexual harassment since the beginning of the academic year.” At U of T, that number was 58.7%. U of T (ON)