Sexual harassment and violence occur in all social groups and cultures, across all ages.
Sexual assault and sexual harassment can occur in partner relationships and between family members, colleagues, peers, and caregivers.
SAE is committed to an inclusive campus community, free from harassment, discrimination, and assault. For more information about Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH) support and reporting, or to provide feedback, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing an emergency or danger, call 911 for immediate police or ambulance assistance.
If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment you can seek information about your options and support from different people including members of First Responders, Student Services Advisors (SSAs), and Student Counsellors. SAE provides free on-campus student counselling, wellbeing, and support services.
Many survivors take some time to feel ready to seek help and may choose to do so over the phone or via text, and sometimes anonymously before meeting someone face to face.
FIRST RESPONDERS NETWORK
- - Listen without judgment
- - Help you find relevant support services on and off-campus
- - Respect your choices about connecting with support services and making a formal report to SAE or the Police
- - Provide information about SAE’s policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct
- - Help you access academic support, such as extensions and special consideration
REPORT AN INCIDENT
Sometimes people may take a while to decide to lodge a report. You can submit/lodge a formal report even if some time has passed since the incident(s). If the staff or student mentioned are no longer at SAE, there may be limitations to what outcomes can be reached, but we will still consider the information you provide and make contact to discuss.
When lodging a formal report, you will be requested to provide as much information as possible about the incident, including:
- Specific details of the incident: (what, when, where, and any relevant information or any evidence you may have; such as emails or text messages).
- Contact you have had with the student/staff who is the subject of the concern.
- Contact you have had with staff regarding the incident and any outcomes.
- Whether or not you want SAE to investigate the issue.
A member of the Directorate of Student Experience will contact you within two working days to discuss your report and the process for investigation. They will also discuss your academic and personal needs, confidentiality, and any concerns you may have regarding the process.
They will seek your consent before acting, and provide clear information about the process, timeframes, and possible outcomes. They will also communicate with you in writing.
When you make a report and submit it, it will be seen by staff in the Directorate of Student Experience who are trained in sexual assault and sexual harassment support and response. These same staff will oversee investigating reports. Your report and other relevant information are stored securely, and your privacy will be maintained. No information that identifies you or your situation will be shared unless we are legally required to do so or believe there is a genuine threat to your wellbeing or safety.
You can lodge a formal report by submitting it to email@example.com.
Sexual assault is a serious crime that can impact anybody. It can be difficult and distressing to make a report to the police. A person who has experienced sexual assault may decide not to report to the police, it is their choice and should be respected and supported.
Police strongly encourage victims and witnesses to report sexual assault, but they understand that not everyone wants to pursue a formal investigation. The police can provide information about the options you have, and refer you to medical care and counseling agencies.
If you are feeling unsafe right now, call 911.
You can choose whether to report the sexual assault to the police. It is your decision. It might be helpful if you discuss your decision with a counselor or someone you trust and know more about how sexual assault is investigated by the police.
Many survivors have reasons for not officially reporting crimes of sexual assault or rape; it is your decision in the end.