Dating, domestic and sexual violence can have many far reaching impacts on a person and a community. It is a pervasive concern that the Office of Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion takes seriously by working to support survivors in finding healing and justice, and promoting a community of consent, care and respect.
The response and awareness program works to support the MRU community through:
Sexual Violence Response Advocates Provides support and addresses the needs and concerns of those impacted by dating, domestic or sexual violence.
Education and awareness Delivers workshops and programming about dating and sexual violence with community partners.
Information Provides relevant resources and information to the MRU community about dating and sexual violence.
Reporting and complaints Informs about reporting options and processes within MRU and the legal system.
We recognize that sexual violence occurs within a social context of inequality and that interlocking systems of oppression influence how trauma is experienced. Healing and recovery looks differently for each individual and their identity location (race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, etc.) impacts what form of support and resources are wanted or needed. We respect and affirm each survivor’s choices in their healing and are committed to taking their direction in how we support.
Policy and procedures
Mount Royal University condemns all acts of violence. Because of the unacceptable prevalence of gender-based violence, we take a strong and explicit position against dating, domestic and sexual violence. We recognize that many students, faculty and staff have been victimized by dating, domestic and/or sexual violence and we strive to provide support for our community members.