SFU Policy

The information provided on this website is for general information and is not to be construed as legal advice. 

Simon Fraser University values and promotes the health, safety and well-being of individuals and the community.  The University does not tolerate sexual violence and misconduct.  

GP 44 - Sexual Violence and Misconduct
Prevention, Education and Support

GP44 Transitional Procedures

Canadian law

Sexual Assault is a crime in Canada.  There are three (3) offenses related to sexual assault under the Criminal Code of Canada as defined by sections 271 (sexual assault), 272 (sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm) and 273 (aggravated sexual assault).

Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without voluntary consent. Sexual assault can include non-consensual fondling, touching, or kissing and is not limited to non-consensual intercourse.