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Your voice matters.

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey, a Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development initiative, is an important tool for gathering information from postsecondary students about their experiences, general attitudes, and beliefs related to personal safety and sexual violence.

The survey is completed online and is confidential. Full-time students who are 18 years or older and enrolled at St. Lawrence College will receive an invitation to participate by email.

A $5 electronic gift card will be provided as a token of appreciation for your participation.

The survey results will help St. Lawrence College:

  • Increase awareness of sexual violence;
  • Increase awareness of services and support available to students who have experienced unwelcome sexual attention;
  • Learn more about how students perceive those services;
  • Improve policies and processes for responding to sexual violence;
  • Improve services and support offered to survivors;
  • Better understand student experiences of sexual violence;
  • Better understand how bystanders in the campus community may react to harassment or assault;
  • Better understand how students perceive consent to sexual activity; and
  • Reflect on social dynamics that contribute to sexual violence.

The survey will provide you, St. Lawrence College, and the Ontario Government with information about students’ perceptions and experiences of sexual violence. The survey includes questions on the following themes:

  • Knowledge of sexual violence supports, services and reporting procedures;
  • Perceptions of consent;
  • Experiences of sexual violence;
  • Satisfaction with institutional responses to sexual violence; and
  • Behaviour of bystanders.

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey does ask questions of a personal nature, if you decide to participate in the survey and at any point feel distressed with the content, please reach out to our Counselling Services at each Campus.

If you would like any information on the survey, please visit www.sv-vs.ca. You will find a comprehensive list of FAQs at this page.

If you have any questions related to research activity at St. Lawrence College, you can contact the College’s Research Ethics Board at reb@sl.on.ca or by phone at 613-544-5400, ext. 1621.