Sexual Harassment Office, Memorial University of NL

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ER 6039, Earth Sciences Building
Memorial University of NL
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8199 (Students may call collect if necessary)
Sexual Harassment Advisor: (709) 864-2015
Contact: Rhonda Shortall   Email:



To ensure the health, safety and security of every member of the university community and all campus visitors. The University’s Sexual Harassment Office provides information on sexual harassment and sexual assault to all members of the University community including students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Office works to break down the barriers to reporting by ensuring the 3 C’s—Control, Consent, and Confidentiality of your information, and:

  • Prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault through education.
  • Mitigate the effects of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • Identify methods for timely resolutions of complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault which may or may not arise at Memorial University.

Target Population:

All members of the university community on all campuses and institutes of Memorial.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Providing confidential consultations, educational sessions and training (e.g. Policy and Procedures, First Responder training, healthy relationships, Go Abroad pre-departure, etc.), and facilitation of timely response and resolution of concerns and complaints.
  • Offers both formal and informal resolution options to choose from. You can come to our office for support or to simply ask questions without having to file a complaint.
  • The Sexual Harassment Advisor can:
    • Facilitate interim accommodations as needed.
    • Support you in making an informed decision regarding resolution.
    • Provide information.
    • Facilitate referral(s) to other supports both on and off campus as requested.