Sexual Violence Resources and Supports
Speak out about campus safety.
Sexual violence consists of a range of behaviours that vary in severity. The term includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, the threat of sexual assault, criminal harassment (including stalking and cyber harassment), and relationship violence.
It has been brought to our attention that a number of students have received unsolicited phone calls from individuals indicating they are from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and/or the police. These highly organized scams are becoming increasingly common across the globe and often include individuals making threats of deportation and other negative impacts based on common personal information they have been able to obtain from other sources (or in some cases, provided directly by the person who has received the call).
For more information, please see view this communication memo.
Walk Safe Program
If you are walking to your car or residence between 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM from Monday to Thursday, you can take advantage of Algoma University's Walk Safe Program.
All you have to do is go to the Walk Safe table located beside the security desk and a Walk Safe attendant will be happy to walk you out to your car, residence, or the George Leach Centre. You can also call 949-2301 ext. 4444, tell Security that you require a Walk Safe attendant and give them your first name, location, and destination.
Off-Campus Students: If you live off campus and would like a Walk Safe attendant to escort you to a destination on campus, you can call and arrange for an attendant to meet you at the edge of campus; just give the location where you wish to meet the Walk Safe attendant and the estimated time of your arrival.
- When alone on campus remember to look alert, confident, and walk with a purposeful stride
- Don’t overload yourself with books, bags, parcels, etc.
- When going out at night, travel in pairs or groups when possible
- Always check your car before entering and never leave your car unlocked
When alcohol is involved
- Use the buddy system: this involves making plans with friends to leave together and watch over each other at parties
- Never leave your drink out of your sight, if you do, get another one
- If you’re in a public establishment only accept drinks from a server or bartender
- If you’re at a party, do not accept open container drinks or drinks from punch bowls
Have you encountered a concerning behavior?
We’ve got an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
Algoma University places the health, safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and visitors as its most important priority. Despite having policies and procedures in place to address various health and safety issues, an emergency may nonetheless occur. For this reason, an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) has been developed to deal with those types of events that require a greater concerted effort to effectively resolve the situation. This ERP is specific to the Algoma University main campus only and does not include our Brampton or Timmins campuses.
Find out about the steps to take when encountering a concerning behaviour on campus.VIEW PDF