Sexual Assault and Harassment

The Gender Issues Centre is a safe-space providing peer support, advocacy, resources, accompaniment and assist you through your experience and connect and provide referral to additional supports on and off campus, based on your needs.
If you’d like to get involved, we support and help facilitate groups, workshops, talks and peer support creative programming. Additionally, if you’d like to develop and run a campaign or support events, please get in touch by emailing gic@lusu.ca.
You have the right to feel and be safe.
You have the right to express your opinion.
You have the right to safe spaces on campus.
You have the right not to be touched in a manner that makes you uncomfortable.
You have the right to not speak to people who make you feel usafe.
You have the right not to be followed.
You have the right to not be sexually harassed.
You have the right to be treated with respect.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND HARASSMENT

If this is an emergency, please call 911.  

You can also contact University security at
Thunder Bay Security:  807-343-8911       
Orillia Security:  705-330-4008, ext. 3911

Lakehead University has a zero tolerance for sexual misconduct and will not condone or tolerate any form of sexual misconduct.

www.lakeheadu.ca/sexualassaultsupport

UNIVERSITY POLICIES & PROTOCOLS

Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protocol

Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures

Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures

Employee Code of Conduct

Sexual assault is any sexual activity without consent, this can be but isn’t limited to kissing, grabbing, or penetration. If you have been sexually assaulted then it’s your choice if you want to report the assault to the policy or university, even if you don’t want to report it or take legal action you are entitled to comprehensive medical care. If you want or need someone to accompany you to the hospital after an assault you can call a crisis line at;

  • Thunder Bay
    Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre – (807) 344-4502
    Thunder Bay Crisis Response Services – (807) 346-8282
  • Orillia
    Sexual Assault Treatment Centre – (705) 327-9155 or (877) 344-7438
    North Simcoe Victim Crisis Services – (705) 325-5578

For more information on steps to take after a sexual assault see the Lakehead website here.

If someone you know was sexually assualted and you want to support them check here for information on how to help