Carleton University 2018 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 and related legislation requires that an annual report is presented to the Board for information. Nearly 5,000 members of the community have been involved in programming to increase awareness of the signs and prevention techniques to limit and deal with reports of sexual violence and violence in general. Since January 2018,the second year of the implementation of the Sexual Violence Policy,there have been 168 disclosures seeking support services. Of the 168 disclosures, 5 cases went to a formal investigation process as requested by the respective complainants. Of the 168 total disclosures, 68 are based on incidents that occurred within a year of the time the disclosure took place and 100 were considered to be based on historical incidents. The increase in disclosures is a positive and encouraging sign that the Policy and awareness activities are having an effect. We have learned that there is an increasing desire to have conversations about sexual violence on campus. Carleton University is undertaking an extensive consultation and review of the Sexual Violence Policy. The revisions to the policy will be presented to the Board of Governors for approval at its April 25, 2019 meeting.