The safety, security, and well-being of those who have experienced sexual violence are fundamental considerations.
At Mount Allison, we are committed to building a safe and inclusive campus community where survivors of sexual violence know they can receive the supports they need.
|IMPORTANT: If this is an emergency and/or you have current concerns about your safety or the safety of others, call 911 and notify Campus Security at (506) 364-2228.|
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, recently or in the past, Mount Allison offers free and confidential services — regardless of whether you choose to make a formal report or not.
If you choose to disclose and/or file a complaint of sexual violence, you will have access to a range of options and can choose to engage in any, all, or none of them. Guidance and support is available every step of the way.
If you need immediate attention or support
While you can access support, resources, and accommodations through the University, those who have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted by sexual violence and need immediate attention or support should:
Consider whether you need or want medical attention
- If you are safe and do not need or want medical attention, call South East Sexual Assault Centre or Sexual Violence New Brunswick for support (if you are not in New Brunswick, you can seek support through any local Sexual Violence Support Centre).
- If you are safe but need medical attention, go to your nearest emergency room.
- If you are in immediate danger or are seriously injured, call 911.
Consider whether you need or want to report to the police
You do not need to report to the police immediately (or ever).
- If you would like to report to the police immediately, you can call 911.
- If you would like to report to the police but do not want to call 911, you can report to a local police station.
- If you would like to report to the police but need advice/support, call South East Sexual Assault Centre, Sexual Violence New Brunswick, or your local Sexual Violence Support Centre.
Consent Awareness Week — Sept. 19-23, 2022
Mount Allison Sexualized Violence Services is excited to present Consent Awareness Week from September 19-23!
National Consent Awareness Week was established by Possibility Seeds and High School Too as an opportunity to create conversation and change around sexualized violence. The date was chosen because the first six weeks of school are designated the Red Zone, when there is a significant increase in sexual violence on campuses across the country.
In collaboration with Action Now Atlantic we will be sharing online workshops all week in addition to hosting in-person events on campus.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent Awareness Week events
Community Art Project: Come to the Wellness Centre Foyer to contribute to an exciting community art project taking place across Atlantic Canada!
Seeds of Change-A-Thon: Challenge yourself and your friends to complete the Seeds of Change Training for a chance to win some great Mount A swag! Take a picture of your certificate of completion, post it on Instagram and tag @mounta_svper and you’ll be entered into a giveaway draw. You can also email your certificate to email@example.com if you don’t have Instagram.
Times in Atlantic Time
MONDAY, SEPT. 19
1 p.m. online: Consent 101 with Emma Duke from The Journey Project
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
Tuesday, September 20 is #WeBelieveYou Day, join students across Canada to raise awareness about sexual and gender-based violence and to show solidarity with survivors.
All day in person: Chalk is Cheap
1 p.m. online: Queering Sex Education with Marlee Liss
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
1 p.m. online: Pleasure is Consent with samantha bitty
7 p.m. online: Anonymous Sex Ed Q&A with Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
1 p.m. online: Racism and Sexual Violence with Kayla Breelove
7 p.m. online: Art of Healing & Community Care
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
1 p.m. online: Atlantic Canada Youth Roundtable Discussion
2:30-3:30 p.m. in person (Gracie’s Café): Take a Break!
What is sexualized violence?
Sexual violence describes a broad range of behaviours and acts. Sexual violence means any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression that is committed, threated, or attempted against a person without their consent. It includes:
- Touching/groping someone without consent
- Coercing or physically forcing someone to engage in a sexual act
- Incapacitating someone with drugs and/or alcohol
- Unwelcome comments or gestures
- Unwelcome texts/DMs
- Unwelcome touching or groping
- Inappropriate promises of rewards for sexual favours
- Unwanted, repeated surveillance by an individual or group
- Harassment, intimidation, threats
- Following someone
- Monitoring someone’s actions, behaviour, social media
- Electronic bullying or harassment
- Posting rumours, threats, sexual remarks
- Sharing someone’s personal information without their consent
- Hate speech
Sharing intimate images without consent
Sharing an image of someone without their consent, especially if they are nude or shared the image with the expectation of privacy
- Doing something in a public place like masturbating or having sex without the consent of those around you.
- Sending intimate images without permission
Sexual violence prevention action plans at Mount Allison
In August 2021, the process for sexual violence prevention and response was updated for students while the University develops and implements a new Sexual Violence and Prevention Policy based on the recommendations of a third-party review and Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group.
Learn more about the University's latest sexual violence prevention action plans.
Questions? Contact Mount Allison's Sexual Violence Response Consultant, Jade Lister, at firstname.lastname@example.org.