The University of Toronto has a large and diverse population of students, staff and faculty. As a university, we celebrate this diversity and are committed to equity; equal access to opportunities for all members of the community; freedom of expression and academic freedom; and providing a safe, welcoming and harassment-free working and learning environment for all.
We also recognize that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people are still frequently the targets of hostile, intimidating and harassing behaviours on our campus, and we attach high priority to dealing with any such incidents.
If you have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage you to find support and discuss your experiences. This can be done with a trusted friend, partner or family member, a staff person at the University, or a health professional. You are always welcome to meet with staff at the SGDO to discuss their experiences and find support, even if you do not want to file a report.
Reporting Homophobic or Transphobic Harassment on Campus
There are four different ways to report homophobic or transphobic harassment on campus:
Staff in the SGDO will meet with you to discuss the incident. We will talk with you about what happened, finding support and about how the complaint process works.
The University’s Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits harassment based on sex and sexual orientation. Staff in the Sexual Harassment Office will meet with you to discuss the incident. They will talk with you about what happened and about how the complaint process works. Read more about how the Sexual Harassment Office deals with Homophobic Harassment on Campus.
You can report incidents of homophobia and transphobia anonymously on the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office website.
4. Contact Campus Police
Any and all incidents can be reported to Campus Police.