Always Ask

Our Always Ask campaign encourages everyone to break the silence by opening and continuing the conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault at our university, while being mindful of the privacy of individuals who experience sexual violence. It encourages the shared responsibility of the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault and aims to shift from complainant responsibility to a shared responsibility. We aim to shift societal norms from a culture which condones and tolerates sexual violence to a culture of consent and respect. The shared responsibility begins with acknowledging and perhaps changing our day to day actions, responses and attitudes toward sexual violence.

Our campaign asks you to start with yourself - Ask Yourself what is one concrete action I can take today to help prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault? This could include things such as being mindful of using gender neutral language, taking the time to educate yourself on some common myths and facts, challenging those myths, reminding yourself of your committment to a shared responsibility and intervening if you witness any incidents of sexual violence. 

The Always Ask is a multi pronged and multi layered campaign and can be found on all campuses and institutues in the form of magnets, posters, resource pocket cards, customized brochures, pop up banners, waterbottles and a series of multi-layered educational messages on monitor displays. 

Always Ask. 

Ask yourself - Do I have the consent of everyone in the room to tell that joke? How am I promoting a sexual harassment free environment?

Ask others - I overheard that comment, are you okay? You've had a few drinks, do you have a safe way to get home?

Ask us - Consult with office staff, attend an edcuation session.

Sexual Harassment Office

Room ER-6038, Sir Alexander Murray (Earth Sciences) Building
Telephone: (709) 864-8199

September - May office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June - August office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The office is closed daily for lunch from 12-1 p.m.

Grenfell Campus Office

At Grenfell Campus: 

  • Grenfell coordinator: Vacant.

For Grenfell services, please call  (709) 864 8199 or email


Meetings at other campuses can be set up virtually and by appointment. 
Collect calls can be accepted if necessary.

For specific staff contact information, please visit the Staff page.