Sexual Violence Policy Action Team

The purpose of the Action Team is to research and obtain student feedback on the sexual violence policy at Saint Mary’s University in order to recommend student-centered, trauma-informed changes. If you are interested in joining, fill out the application form below. If you have any questions, please email Kevin Mullen at [email protected] or Abbie Winters at [email protected]!
  • Self-Identification Questionnaire

    The Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association welcomes the contributions that individuals from traditionally marginalized communities, as outlined under the prohibited grounds for discrimination in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, bring to our organization. These include racialized people; Indigenous people; women; lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and non-binary people; and people with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify using the questionnaire below if they are a member of a marginalized community. You are not required to share your self-identification information. You may select "I prefer not to reply" to any of the self-identification questions below. All information is strictly confidential.
  • Aboriginal/ Indigenous Persons

    For the purposes of this questionnaire, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons include people who identify as First Nations (Status, non-Status, Treaty), Métis, Inuit, Native, or North American Indian (including North and Central America and the Caribbean).
  • Racialized Persons

    For the purposes of this survey, racialized persons are people (other than Indigenous/Aboriginal persons) who are non-white in color and/or non-Caucasian in race, regardless of their place of birth or citizenship. (Sometimes referred to as “racially visible” or “visible minority”)
  • Persons with a Disability

    For the purposes of this survey, persons with a disability are people who have a chronic, long-term or recurring physical, sensory, mental, learning, or intellectual impairment, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders that person’s full and effective participation in society. This includes, but isn’t limited to, people whose functional limitations due to their impairment have been accommodated in their workplace (e.g. by the use of technical aids, changes to equipment or other working arrangements).
  • Gender

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

    Note: Language, particularly in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, involves social constructs that evolve over time. The definitions below are not meant to label individuals but are meant to be helpful functional descriptors. They are not standardized and may be used differently by different people.