If you are considering filing a report through McGill’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination, then please Book a Consultation first to ask questions, understand the processes available (mediation/investigation), and learn about your rights, support services, and related resources.
Scope of McGill's Policy on Harassment and Discrimination
All members of the McGill University community (staff, students, and faculty) are covered by McGill’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination. A member of the University may file a report against another University member when:
- The report is filed within 24 months of the most recent incident
- The incident(s) occurred in a University context
- Each party is a member of the University community, both at the time of the incident(s) and at the time of filing the report.*
* Former students may file a report against a respondent who exercised academic authority over that student if the report is filed within 24 months of the most recent incident and the respondent is a member of the University community, both at the time of the incident(s) and at the time of filing the report.
To learn more, please contact the OMR.
You can download a copy of the reporting form below. If you have not yet spoken to a staff member from the OMR about the different Policy processes (mediation and investigation), then please book a consultation first. During your consultation, you will learn about the different Policy processes, your rights and responsibilities during a Policy process, and related resources and support services.
Yes. Third-party* and/or confidential** reports may be investigated where sufficient evidence exists and where such an investigation would not violate procedural fairness. Third-party and/or confidential reports cannot go to mediation. An individual identified as the person who directly experienced harassment and/or discrimination in a third-party or confidential report has the right to be informed of an investigation triggered by such a report and can choose whether or not to participate in the process.
In an investigation process, please note that third-party and/or confidential reporters will not receive the investigation report at the end of the investigation or information about the resolution of the complaint.
*A third-party report is a report made by someone other than the person alleged to have experienced harassment and/or discrimination.
** A confidential report is a report made by a person whose identity is known only to the OMR and is not disclosed to the Assessor, the Respondent, or any other person.
I’m not sure whether I want to file a report through McGill’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination. What else can I do?
Take care of yourself and know that you don’t have to deal with harassment or discrimination alone. Whether or not you decide to make a formal report through McGill’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination, seek support from your friends, family, and McGill support services.
Try to write down what happened
In as much detail as possible, write down what happened, where and when it happened, and who was present. You can provide this documentation if you decide to file a formal report through McGill’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination later on.
Explore other informal and formal options
Learn more about other informal and formal options available to you here. You don’t need to file a report to request a confidential consultation with the OMR. You can connect with us to ask questions and learn about McGill support services and resources related to harassment and/or discrimination