Freedom From Harassment
What You Need to Know
Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities
Charter of Students' Rights, Articles 3-5
3 - Every student has a right to the safeguard of his or her dignity and a right to be protected by the University against vexatious conduct displayed by a representative of the University acting in an official capacity.
4.1. - Every student has a right to be free from a sexual solicitation or advance made by a person in a position to offer or deny to the student an academic advantage or any opportunity pertaining to the status of student, where this person knows or ought reasonably to know that this solicitation is unwelcome.
4.2. - Every student has a right to be free from a reprisal or threat of reprisal for the rejection of a sexual solicitation or advance where the reprisal is made or threatened by a person in a position to offer or deny to the student an academic advantage or any opportunity pertaining to the status of student.
5 - The University has an obligation to ensure that administrative decisions are made, or actions taken, with fair regard for the known and legitimate interests of students.
Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law
McGill University is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and research and to fostering a community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. The University recognizes that such excellence can only flourish in an equitable environment in which all members of the University, at all levels, regardless of the nature of their work or area of study are free from Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law.
Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Article 10
10 - No student shall on property owned or occupied by the University, or in a University context:
(a) Assault another person, threaten another person or persons with bodily harm or damage to such person's property; or
(b) Knowingly create a condition that unnecessarily endangers or threatens or undermines the health, safety, well-being, or dignity of another person or persons, threatens to cause humiliation or threatens the damage or destruction of property.
(c) Harass, sexually or otherwise, another person or persons (see Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law for definition and procedures).
Who You Can Talk To
- Your faculty's Associate Dean or Director (Student Affairs)
- A harassment assessor (Charter of Students' Rights, Articles 1 and 4)
What Else You Can Do
If you encounter a problem, you may choose to