Sexual violence prevention and response

A member of the University Community who is affected by Sexual Violence is strongly encouraged to seek support, including medical attention as needed.  The following are resources available in the Waterloo Region.

On-campus support

For Students
  • Counselling Services | 519-888-4567 Ext. 32655 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) Counselling/mental health support is available to students in crisis outside of normal operation hours. If a Disclosure or Report of sexual violence takes place outside of normal operating hours, appropriate university staff receiving the Disclosure or Report can contact Campus Wellness to arrange for the necessary support.
  • Health Services | 519-888-4096 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Amanda Cook | 519-888-4567 ext. 46869 | amanda.cook@uwaterloo.ca 
  • Sexual Violence Response Coordinator, Meaghan Ross | 519-888-4567 ext. 40025 | m23ross@uwaterloo.ca 
For Employees:

Off-campus support

Additional support

  • Campus Police | The University of Waterloo Police are committed to treating individuals with respect. UW Police are on duty 24 hours a day every day of the year. Direct Line: 519-888-4911. 

  • WatSAFE: Campus safety and emergency notification appA free safety and emergency notification app that provides access to personal safety and campus emergency resources.

  • University of Waterloo Campus ShuttleThe Shuttle Service is a complimentary service provided and funded by the Federation of Students, the Graduate Student Association and the University.

  • Victim Services | Victim Services of Waterloo Region believes every victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance. Their programs create opportunities, foster hope and promote safer and healthier communities.

  • Ontario Women's Justice Network | Legal information on issues related to violence against women and a listing of shelters.

Online Resources