The University has a duty to provide neutral and balanced support to all students, whether the student is reporting or responding to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
A disclosure will be unique to each student's situation and it is important to remain calm, reassure the student, assess the situation/risk, listen to their story and provide suitable support and guidance around their options.
Sexual misconduct can happen to anyone and it is cruical that staff members create a safe space for the student affected so that they are aware of their options and can make an informed choice.
Queen's University is committed to providing a safe environment conducive to the academic, social and personal development of all members of the University. Queen's will take all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment to all staff, students and visitors of the University. Operating on a zero tolerance policy, any form of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct is completely unacceptable and will be dealt with seriously.