Statement from the President
Fanshawe College values respect for all individuals, civility, diversity, dignity, equality, and freedom. The College is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment. We are committed to maintaining a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and strive to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles. The College will not tolerate behaviour that contributes to a hostile and inequitable learning and working environment. We take seriously our commitment to supporting those who experience sexual violence, and we work diligently on campus and with community partners on programs, policies and resources to ensure that our campus remains free from sexual violence.
This policy provides procedures and resources to support individuals and groups who may be directly or indirectly involved in working with persons who have experienced sexual violence.
I urge all members of the College community to review this policy to learn about options and resources available to those who require support or who wish to support others. Please help to ensure that the College remains a safe and positive space where members of the College community feel able to work, learn and express themselves in a safe environment and that we continue to foster an environment that upholds human equality.
Policy P104, Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault, was developed by a subgroup of the Fanshawe's Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Group (SVPAG), which includes broad representation from Fanshawe College, external community partners and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), the College's elected student government. The final draft policy was reviewed with Residence Life student leaders as well as the FSU Executive prior to presentation to Fanshawe's Board of Governors for approval. Students are encouraged to share their feedback about the policy as well as any other aspect of Fanshawe's efforts to create a violence-free college community by contacting Heather Cummings, Executive Director Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.