We all have role to play in making sure that Marianopolis remains a safe, respectful, and inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff members. Here is how you can help:
Protect confidential information.
Do not share confidential information about students or other members of the College community. If your teacher provides you with access to a password-protected online space, do not share your login information with anyone else.
Respect copyright and fair use.
All intellectual property, including digital recordings created by your teachers, remain the property of the teacher.
Report inappropriate content.
If you see content or witness behaviour that appears unprofessional, bring it to your teacher’s attention.
Make an effort to express yourself well.
Do not let imperfect grammar stop you from participating, but do your best to write and spell correctly. Aim for clarity to lessen the likelihood of misinterpretation. Remember that you do not have the same opportunity as you do in real life to clarify yourself when you see that you’ve been misunderstood. Review and edit as needed before you post.
Maintain a level of formality in your writing appropriate to an academic environment.
Make sure to properly address your teachers and other College staff in MIOs and other written communication. Do not address your teacher by their first name unless they have expressly told you it is okay to do so. Otherwise, “Dear Professor [last name]” is the appropriate way to begin a MIO.
Do not use slang, acronyms, emojis, and abbreviations, and avoid using all caps (which is interpreted as yelling).
Humour often doesn’t translate well in writing.
Write without jokes or sarcasm to decrease the likelihood that you will be misunderstood.
Take the time to read other students’ comments before responding or asking questions.
This will help to avoid repetition and redundancy. If you are responding to someone, refer to the original post so other students can follow the discussion.
The Code of Student Conduct establishes your rights and responsibilities in non-academic matters (academic matters are covered in the IPESA). It also establishes roles and a process to address allegations of misconduct and any resulting sanctions.
The Code of Student Conduct applies to student behaviour:
The Psychological Harassment Policy explains what constitutes harassment and outlines mechanisms for formal action if you feel you are being harassed. Harassment is any vexatious behaviour in the form of hostile or unwanted conduct, verbal comments, actions or gestures, including through technological means, which affects a person’s dignity or psychological or physical integrity and which results in a harmful environment. Harassment can occur repeatedly or in a single serious incident that has a lasting harmful effect on the individual, and it can occur between people of any status, regardless of whether there is a power differential between them;
The Psychological Harassment Policy applies to:
Please contact Amanda Guay, our Social Worker, by MIO for information, support, or to discuss or report any incidents of psychological harassment. Amanda offers confidential consultation, education and support regarding any concerns, disclosures, reports or complaints. Amanda is sensitive to the vulnerabilities of survivors/victims, as well as the intersecting identities they may have, and is committed to maintaining the integrity and safety of all individuals seeking support.
The Sexual Violence Policy affirms a zero-tolerance stance on sexual violence and recognizes the critical importance of proactive, accessible, and effective approaches that prohibit, prevent, and respond to sexual violence. This Policy provides options, support, resources and accommodations to survivors of sexual violence and guarantees timely and coordinated responses to disclosures and reports of sexual violence.
The Sexual Violence Policy applies to all College-sanctioned activities, whether academic, recreational, athletic or otherwise, occurring on campus, off campus or online. This includes but is not limited to courses, academic activities, sports, clubs, associations, trips and events. Any social or welcoming activities organized by or on behalf of members of the College community must comply with this policy.
If you are a survivor or a witness of sexual violence, there are support and referral services available at Marianopolis, regardless of when act(s) took place, who the perpetrator(s) were, or whether the incident or the perpetrator(s) had any affiliation with Marianopolis.
Please contact Amanda Guay, our Social Worker, by MIO for information, support, or to disclose or discuss incidents of sexual violence. Amanda offers confidential consultation, education and support regarding any concerns, disclosures, reports or complaints. Amanda is sensitive to the vulnerabilities of survivors/victims, as well as the intersecting identities they may have, and is committed to maintaining the integrity and safety of all individuals seeking support.
We have created a series of three-minute videos on a variety of important topics related to sexual violence. Here are some examples:
Consent is a mutual, respectful, affirmative, and reversible agreement to engage in an activity, sexual or otherwise. Consent culture normalizes asking for consent when interacting with another person in all aspects of our lives. These videos explain what constitutes consent, how to ask for consent, and how to contribute to a consent culture.
Bystander intervention means speaking up or acting against another person’s inappropriate, hurtful, abusive, or dangerous language or behaviour. This video outlines strategies you can use to address a harmful situation.
It can be difficult to know how to respond when someone you know discloses that they are a survivor of sexual assault. This video provides tips and suggestions on how to respond in a supportive and helpful way.