If you have experienced — or witnessed — sexual misconduct/violence and would like to make a complaint, the first step is to consult with Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre.

If you are in immediate danger and are on campus contact Campus Security at 514-848-3717 – option 1.


If you are off campus call 911 or contact the police.

The types of cases we can address

We can intervene in cases that relate to a situation involving Concordia students, faculty or staff that have taken place:

  • On campus
  • During an on- or off-campus university-sponsored activity or event 
  • During an activity or event that has a substantive link to Concordia

Complaint options

Every case is unique. When you consult with Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC), staff will:

  1. Discuss your options
  2. Guide and support you through the process
  3. Connect you to the Office of Rights and Responsibilities

All consultations with SARC and the Office of Rights and Responsibilities are confidential and non-judgmental, and are available to Concordia University students, staff and faculty of all genders and orientations.

There are two complaint options:

  • An informal complaint leads to a resolution that is voluntary on both sides and does not result in disciplinary action. An informal complaint may be escalated to a formal complaint.
  • A formal complaint involves either an investigation or a hearing, and may result in a disciplinary action. 

What to expect when you file a complaint

The process depends on whether the complaint is against a student or a faculty/staff member.

Use the guide below to get a clearer picture of what you can expect during the complaint process.

Contact us

Office of Rights and Responsibilities
514-848-2424, ext. 8659

Location and hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GM Building
1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room GM-1005

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