Sexual Assault Prevention

McMaster University Resources

Click here to view a message from our Provost regarding sexual violence and the resources available to prevent it.

  • Student Wellness Centre

    This is the medical clinic on campus.  The Centre is staffed by several family physicians each day as well as nurses and other support staff. All physicians are available for counseling and prescribing of medications.

    Medical Clinic:
    ext 27700 
    Health Promotion: ext 23312

  • Anti-Violence Network

The AVN is a group of students, staff and faculty who, since March 1997, have met to share concerns, offer support and coordinate efforts against violence on campus.


  • Student Health Education Centre

The Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) is a peer-run health promotion, education and referral service for McMaster University students. Offers confidential peer support, an information hotline, referrals on- and off-campus, free condoms, lubricants, and anonymous pregnancy testing on-site.

MUSC 202
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext.22041

  • Chaplaincy Centre

Offers responsive pastoral support to the whole community with personal counseling, bereavement support groups, public memorial services, and participation in McMaster University networks and programs.

Ext. 24207

  • Security Services

On Campus, Phone: 88
Off Campus, Phone: 905-522-4135




External Resources

  • SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area)

Provide support to adults, primarily women, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Services are confidential and free of charge. We respect the right to safety and privacy.

Phone: 905.525.4573

  • Hamilton Health Sciences
    Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centres

Providing effective, comprehensive and supportive care for women, children, adolescents, transgendered persons, and men who have experienced sexual assault 

Services include:  
- Assessment and treatment of any physical injuries 
- If you wish, collection and recording of physical evidence for  completion of a forensic evidence kit which may be used in legal proceedings 
- Information, testing, counseling and prophylactic antibiotics to  prevent sexually transmitted infections 
- Prophylactic antiviral medications to prevent HIV 
- The emergency contraceptive pill in order to prevent pregnancy 
- Information about and referral to community resources 
- Reporting to the police is the decision of the survivor. Hospital staff will not report to the police without the permission of the survivor 
* A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed. 
Follow-up Clinic: Provides medical care and counseling to clients 13 years of age and older.

Adults: Sexual Assault Emergency Medical Care: Victims of sexual assault ages 18 and over should present to Juravinski Hospital or Hamilton General Hospital Emergency Departments

Pediatric: Sexual Assault Emergency Medical Care: Victims of sexual assault ages 17 and under should present to the McMaster Children's Hospital Emergency

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext 73557



Supporting women and providing counselling for women in abusive relattionships

Phone: 905-527-3823