York University and the Sexual Violence Response Office are committed to educating and training the York community about sexual violence.
The University will offer training and education to the University community aimed at preventing sexual violence and improving supports to survivors. This will include:
- Building awareness on the Sexual Violence Policy, including processes for responding to and addressing sexual violence, for members of the governing board and senior administrators; faculty, staff and other employees and contractors; and for students.
- Education initiatives for the University community to promote a change in the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate sexual violence and to create a more supportive environment for survivors. These initiatives will take an intersectional and anti-oppressive approach to addressing the issue of sexual violence and recognize different experiences of violence. Programming will aim to address systemic issues contributing to sexual violence and aim to challenge rape culture and other forms of discrimination and hate.