There are many services, on and off campus, intended to support survivors of sexual assault, be it physically, medically, emotionally, academically, or legally. It is up to the survivor to decide what kinds of services might help and to choose to access those services. Many people find counselling and other services helpful, both in the short and long term.
If you are having symptoms that interfere with your daily activities, don’t wait: talk to a health care provider or counsellor today. Sometimes people decide not to talk to anyone right away; the right time to talk to someone is whenever you are ready to do so -- and want to do so -- even if the event happened some time ago.
If you are a student seeking assistance with any of the following:
- Getting help related to an experience of sexual misconduct or sexual violence
- Seeking changes to living arrangements on campus for safety reasons
- Seeking academic accommodations related to an experience of sexual misconduct or sexual violence
- Understanding campus procedures related to sexual misconduct and sexual violence
- Reporting a problem you experienced in seeking help
- Finding out more about what you can do to prevent sexual violence or support someone who has experienced sexual violence
- Finding out about programs on campus related to sexual safety
Please contact: Anne Rudzinski, Acting Sexual Misconduct Officer
Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (OHREA)
OHREA is responsible for education, human rights inquiries and complaints, and assisting in mediation of issues related to human rights, equity, and accessibility.
310 Sunset and Chrysler Hall Tower, Room 208B
(519) 253-3000, Ext. 3400
University of Windsor Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The University’s Employee Assistance Program is offered by Shepell.fgi, an outside counselling service. EAP provides professional counselling and information services to staff and their eligible immediate family members. There is no referral required by the University or a physician/counsellor. All calls are private and confidential to Shepell.fgi, and no individual information is shared with Human Resources or the University.
Toll-free: (800) 387-4765
TTY Service: (877) 338-0275
Available 24 hours a day
Emergency Response Team
First-response emergency medical services
Dial 911 on any campus phone, dial (519) 253-3000, Ext. 4444 on any phone, or utilize any Blue-Light Phone on campus.
Campus Community Police
Be aware that Campus Community Police must report incidents of sexual violence as they become aware of them to the Windsor Police Service, including the name of the person reporting the sexual assault and a brief synopsis of what has been reported to them. The decision to press charges remains yours.
Non-emergencies: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 1234
CAW Student Centre, Room 242
(519) 973-7002 or Ext. 7002
Open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Closed Friday from 12 noon to 1 pm
CAW Student Centre, Room 293
(519) 253-3000, Ext. 4616
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 12 pm, and 1 to 4:30 pm
UWindsor Crime Prevention Programs
Includes: RAD Women's Self Defence Workplace Violence Prevention Walksafe WorkAlone Service Crime Advisory Alerts
(519) 253-3000, Ext. 2409
c/o Women's Studies Chrysler Hall South, Room 250-2
(519) 253-3000, Ext. 2315
Provides crisis intervention, counselling, education, and information to victims; development of community awareness of problems related to sexual assault and abuse; liaison with existing institutions; and support for family members and/or significant others.
1770 Langlois Avenue
Windsor, ON N8X 4M5
24-hour crisis line: (519) 253-9667
Provides medical care for all survivors of sexual assault, including the collection of evidence. Reporting to police is NOT mandated.
Metropolitan Campus, 4th Floor
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8W 1L9
Emergency Medical Services
A social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing domestic violence.
250 Louis Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 1W2
Toll Free: (800) 265-5142
Teen Health Centre (Ages 12-24)
1585 Ouellette Ave.
749 Felix Avenue
1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3L9
Victim services provide victims of crime and tragedy with support, information, and referrals at no cost
The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County
The Community Crisis Centre of Winsdor-Essex
24 hours, toll-free
Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 24-Hour Walk-In Service
1030 Ouellette Ave. (Goyeau St. entrance)
Windsor, ON N9A1E1
Windsor Regional Hospital Community Crisis Centre Walk-In Service
Jeanne Mance Building
1030 Ouellette 1st Floor
Monday-Friday during business hours
Good2Talk Help Line (for post-secondary students)
(866) 925-5454 (or connect through 2-1-1)
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year