Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Policy – Student Input

Niagara College is committed to providing a safe environment to study and work. The College’s policy on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence has been thoughtfully developed with input from a wide array of sources including our student population. Elected members of the Niagara College Student Administrative Council and class representatives were invited to attend consultation sessions and provide written recommendations for this important policy and related procedure.

Meta Policy Update

The Meta Policy on developing and updating College policies and procedures has undergone some significant revisions. Policies and procedures will, for the most part, become separate documents. The approval process of College policies has also been changed. Templates for both policies and procedures are attached to the Meta Policy.

International Travel and Safety – Employees

This practice applies to all part time and full time employees travelling internationally on College-approved international activities or College business, and being paid through the College’s payroll.

Employees will have a full understanding of the implications of accepting an assignment working abroad prior to their departure. The College will, to the best of its ability, prepare and assist employees who are engaged in international activities or college business that require international travel.

Practices Restructured

Niagara College Practices have undergone a major restructuring effort. New or revised categories have been established. Some practices may no longer be filed under the same category, or may have a revised name.

If a practice does not have a document linked to it within the index, then it may be under review. As practices are approved they will be posted to this website.


NEW: Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Practice and Protocol

This comprehensive practice reflects our commitment to provide a healthy and safe learning environment and workplace, and to support those who experience sexual assault or sexual violence. It provides a clear set of rights and responsibilities, standards for reporting and responding to incidents of sexual violence as well as a process for complaints and investigations. This practice also ensures that immediate and effective support is available for survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence, and that those who make complaints or report incidents of sexual assault or sexual violence are protected from retaliation and threats.