Sexual Harassment Office

How to Get Involved

Location: ER-6038, Earth Sciences Building, St. John's Campus, Memorial University

Contact: Administrative Coordinator, Sexual Harassment Office


Phone Number: (709) 864-8199


Organization Description: The Sexual Harassment Office provides services to all members of the university community on all campuses and institutes of Memorial University. We aim to prevent sexual violence through awareness and education, mitigate the effects of sexual violence, and identify methods for the timely resolution of complaints that arise on campus. Prevention activities for volunteers may include display tables, education sessions, and online learning modules. Response services offered include confidential or anonymous consultation, information on policy and procedures, resolution of complaints, and resources, supports and referrals. 

Volunteer Activities/Duties: 

  • Our STOP: Students Together Offer Prevention volunteer program allows students to network with students, faculty, and staff who share the mutual goal of fostering a safe environment whilst learning from each other.
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in the development of promotional materials, set up and person display booths, respond to inquiries from university members at displays and events, encourage participation in sexual violence prevention activities, inform the development of new sexual violence prevention initiatives, distribute promotional materials and participate in other related duties.
  • Some of the projects that volunteers will be involved in include Welcome Week activities, residence events, Consent Clothesline, sexual violence awareness events, Consent Awareness Week and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Commitment: Volunteers must commit to the program for at least one academic year (September to April) and agree to provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service through the academic year. They must attend scheduled meetings with office staff and attend all events as scheduled. They must also be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Orientation and Training: Training for the STOP program will be comprised of both online and in-person sessions. It will include general information on the Sexual Harassment Office and an overview of key concepts such as bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, and responding to disclosures of sexual violence. Orientation will provide an overview of the office, policy and procedures, and the role of our volunteers.