Calendar 2001-2002<Academic Services
Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre
Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre serves all members
of the York community, students, faculty and staff. Anyone who is
experiencing sexual harassment, or anyone who thinks what they are
experiencing could be sexual harassment based on their gender or
sexual orientation, should drop in to the Sexual Harassment Education
and Complaint Centre. The Centre offers advice, ensures confidentiality
and provides a supportive atmosphere. No action will be taken unless
the complainant requests it. The two advisers at the Sexual Harassment
Education and Complaint Centre are available to give workshops on
sexual harassment and related issues to colleges, residences and
Faculties. There is a small library which students, staff and faculty
are welcome to draw upon.
ongoing project of SHEACC's is the Sexual Assault Survivors Support
Line (SASSL). SASSL is a peer support telephone line, which provides
referrals and support to callers on a 24-hour basis. The crisis
line number is 416-650-8056 and the information line is 416-736-2100
ext. 40345. The line is closed on University holidays with a message
providing alternative crisis line numbers. SASSL is in the process
of developing into a service for the York Community in its own right.
Centre also works collaboratively with the University Complaints
Centre and local complaints officers in the colleges and Faculties.
The advisers, Dale Hall and Siobhan McEwan, aim to ensure that concerns
expressed by all members of the community are addressed with sensitivity
Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre is located in the
Centre for Human Rights and Equity, 108 Central Square (next to
south exit doors of Central Square) and is open from 9 am to 5 pm
Monday to Friday, or in the evening by appointment. When the centre
is closed, telephone messages may be left at 416-736-5500.