Sexual Violence

All members of the Lakehead University community have the right to study, work, and live free from sexual and gender-based violence and harassment.

All forms of sexual and gender-based violence against any member of the Lakehead University community are a violation of the University’s Sexual and Gender-based Violence Response Policy 

Sexual and gender-based violence or harassment means any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.

An incident of sexual and gender-based violence or harassment includes cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking on Lakehead University platforms (i.e. email, social media, etc.).

How to Report

If you have experienced an incident of sexual and gender-based violence, you can:

Report the incident to the OHRE in person, by phone, or by email, contact us or report the incident to the OHRE on the Lakehead University Mobile Safety App

What will happen when I report? 

View the Human Rights Complaint Form

Important Note:

The OHRE can assist you in completing the form.

Read the Lakehead University Sexual and Gender-based Violence response Policy