Since April, 2017, a broadly representative Committee to develop a Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention and Response Policy (SAAPRC) for King’s has been meeting to draft a policy document. A crucial stage of the policy development is community-wide consultation. Such consultation took place on the first draft of the policy in October, 2017. Since that time, and particularly over the summer of 2018, the Committee has worked hard to produce a second draft of our policy document. The SAAPRC is happy to announce that consultation is now open on this second draft. We invite all members of the King’s community to review the document, the Sexualized Violence Awareness, Prevention and Response Policy, and to express their ideas on how they view its effectiveness or on how it might be improved. Among other ways to voice their opinion, there will a moderated Town Hall for students only on Tuesday, October 16, 3:30-5:30pm in the KTS Lecture Hall. Students are also invited to attend the Town Hall for all King’s community members on October 17.
NB: Town Halls are strictly limited to the specified members of the King’s community. Unauthorised recordings of all kinds are prohibited. Town Halls are closed to the media.
Other ways to voice your opinion
- Meeting with members of the SAAPRC for one-on-one consultation. Community members may book one half-hour session between 12:00 noon and 4:30pm on Monday, October 22 in the Senior Common Room. Bookings are made by sending an email to SAAPRC@ukings.ca
- Comments sent to the SAAPRC by email at SAAPRC@ukings.ca or anonymously through this form. Submissions will be accepted between Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00am and Monday, October 22 at 11:59pm.
- Anonymous hard-copy submissions by post or hand-delivery to University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS B3H 2A1 c/o The Vice-President OR c/o The President, King’s Students’ Union. Submissions will be accepted between Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00am and Monday, October 22 at 11:59pm.
Sexual Violence is a serious problem in society and on university campuses. Please take the time to help us form a policy for all members of the King’s Community.