President's Message on Safe Campus and Supports
September 13, 2021
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:
As you likely are aware, Western University is actively investigating reports of violence from this past weekend. All people must be safe, feel safe and act in a safe and respectful manner on our campus regardless of gender.
Like you, I am deeply concerned for the well-being and safety of our community. We must all act together to create change in our culture to address sexual and gender-based violence, and support those who are survivors of these acts of harm. London and our campus need to be as safe as possible for all.
- Gender-based and sexual violence is not tolerated at King’s. We have a sexual violence policy and we take immediate steps when violence is reported to us. I strongly encourage everyone in our community to report incidents where they are subjected to, witness, or have knowledge of campus violence, or have reason to believe violence may occur. Anyone can file a report via email to our Dean of Students: Joe.Henry@Kings.uwo.ca.
- Western Resources and reporting: Western’s survivor-focused procedures to respond to sexual violence include a dedicated gender-based violence and survivor support case manager. Survivors have support options including disclosure, filing a complaint and/or requesting support. In emergencies, Western’s Special Constable Service and St. Joseph’s Health Care Regional Sexual Assault Program are available 24/7.
- King’s will offer same-day individual counselling starting on Monday, September 13. To set up an appointment with a counsellor, please complete the appointment request form or call 519-433-3491 ext. 7800.
- King's Campus Ministry team offers a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff and faulty to participate in pastoral counselling. To make an appointment please contact: The Office of Campus Ministry at 519-963-1477 or email Deacon Jim Panchaud.
- CMHA Middlesex: King's students who need to reach out to the CMHA Middlesex crisis team can schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. CMHA is providing virtual crisis support September 13-17 from 5 p.m - 9 p.m.
- To access support in any of the following areas (health & wellness, counselling, sexual violence, peer support, as well as groups and workshops), please see the contact information at Western Health & Wellness.
- There are After-Hours supports through our community partners. You can find those resources here.
- Students in Residence can also contact their RA, the front desk and residence staff for assistance with understanding their options, and have access to free, confidential services with the King’s counselling and student support team.
I will continue to be in contact with you and please reach out to me if you have further questions or feedback.