Carleton University 2017 Annual Report on Sexual Violence
Presented to the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors approved the Carleton Sexual Violence Policy for a three-year period in December, 2016. The Policy mandates that an annual report is presented to the Board for information. Nearly 3,000 members of the community have been involved in programming to increase awareness and the signs and prevention techniques to limit and deal with reports of sexual violence and violence in general. Since its inception, 61 individuals have been supported with three cases moving forward to the formal complaint phase. The Policy was deliberately designed to be flexible so that a survivor-centric approach could be adopted to focus on support of the survivor and accommodate the different circumstances of each case as it is reported. Despite the intent that the Policy would be in place for three years, the administration is suggesting that a consultative process should be implemented immediately to consider potential changes to the Policy to clarify and improve aspects of the proceedings.