Resources for survivors

This section provides resources and helpful information for survivors of sexual violence.



Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (O-SVRSE)

O-SVRSE provides confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional support and education to students, faculty and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence. The office is committed to working towards the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence while fostering a culture of consent at McGill. osvrse [at] (subject: O-SVRSE%20%7C%20Booking%20an%20appointment) (Email )osvrse [at] (subject: O-SVRSE%20%7C%20Booking%20an%20appointment)  to book an appointment.

Office of the Dean of Students

The Dean of Students, as part of a senior collaborative team responsible for the quality of student life on campus, is committed to promoting your success in academic and personal areas. Student rights and responsibilities, academic integrity, academic advising, the student disciplinary process and student recognition are all overseen by this office ensuring that procedures, policies and services support and enhance every student's university experience.

SACOMSS (Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society)

SACOMSS is a student-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Services (all free!) include: Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy and Outreach.

McGill Counselling Services

Counselling support, drop-in, and crisis support.

McGill Student Health Services

Weekday walk-in clinic, all-day triage nurse, referrals, STI and pregnancy tests.

McGill Mental Health Services

Services include support for survivors for sexual assault, as well as treatment for people who engage in abusive or violent behaviour.
Call to book an assessment (514-398-6019). Drop-in services available for urgent or emergency situations.

Security Services

Services includes support, guidance, prevention and response. Contact at 514-398-3000 (Downtown), 514-398-7777 (Macdonald Campus). 

Ombudsperson for Students

Offers confidential, informal, and independent dispute resolutions services by providing information, advice and referrals. 

Legal Information Clinic at McGill (including Student Advocacy)

Free and confidential information, advice and representation in cases where McGill students are going through disciplinary, grievance or appeals processes. Disclaimer: The Legal Information Clinic at McGill does not provide legal information for criminal matters but can refer to other, off-campus legal and support services.

Peer Support Network

Provides free, confidential, drop-in space offering non-judgmental peer support, information, and referrals to the McGill community. Facilitates and encourages communication so that students feel empowered to resolve whatever they may be going through.


McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support. This includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. 


A volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone.

Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law

McGill University is committed to promoting an equitable environment where the fundamental dignity of all of its members is respected. The objectives of McGill’s Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law are to promote education and awareness about equity issues and to ensure that procedures are in place to address complaints of harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination prohibited by law.

Charter of Students' Rights (EN/FR)

Off-Campus Sexual Assault Resources

Campus Public Safety Training & Courses

A program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Telephone: 514-398-4556 (Downtown), 514-398-7770 (Macdonald Campus). 

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