Sexual Violence Information and Resources

Sexual violence is a complex and serious problem in society and on university campuses. Sexual violence can affect individuals of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations, as well as those from all ages, abilities, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.

It is the policy of the University of Alberta that sexual violence committed by any member of the University community is prohibited and constitutes misconduct.

The following information serves as a resource for the University community to better understand sexual violence on campus and the supports available to both individuals who have experienced sexual violence and individuals supporting them. Information on this website does not replace the formal policy, procedures, or information documents of the Sexual Violence Policy Suite.

Understanding Consent and Sexual Violence

Consent matters to every person in our community.

Learn what consent is and what it is not, and understand how sexual violence is defined at the University.


Complaints of Sexual Violence

After an experience of sexual violence, individuals have the right to make a formal complaint.

Learn about the process of making a complaint and complainant rights.


Options, Resources, and Support Services

Each person has the right to make their own decisions regarding their personal recovery after sexual violence.

Learn about the many options, resources, and support services available in the community. 

Responding to a Disclosure

Disclosing an experience of sexual violence is typically very difficult.

Learn how to respond to a disclosure of sexual violence with compassion and support. 

Education and Training

The University provides education and training about sexual violence and related topics at no cost to students, staff, and faculty.