Workplace Violence and Harassment

This page contains information on the University of Waterloo's approach to workplace violence, harassment, and sexual violence. 

Workplace violence

The University of Waterloo is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment free of workplace violence through a process of risk assessment and implementation of reasonable safeguards to protect workers, students and visitors.

See the Workplace Violence Prevention Program for more information.

Workplace harassment

The University of Waterloo is committed to providing a work environment in which all workers are treated with respect and dignity. Workplace harassment will not be tolerated from any person in the workplace.

The University provides several resources to assist community members concerned with harassment in their workplace. The Safety Office, Human Resources, and the Conflict Management & Human Rights Office are available for consultation when considering potential resolutions.

See the Workplace Harassment Program for more information.

Sexual violence - prevention and response

The University of Waterloo is committed to fostering a safe and respectful environment where the impact of sexual violence is understood and individuals affected receive support. Policy 42 Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence establishes the University’s commitment to the awareness and prevention of sexual violence and to a process for addressing complaints of sexual violence.

See the Sexual Violence Response Protocol and Procedures for more information. 


All University of Waterloo employees are required to complete the Workplace Violence Awareness online training module.

Additional resources and information

Supporting offices