The Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Service (SHARE) is a network of Mount Allison Student Affairs professionals and student peer educators who offer education and support and are ready to help if you or a friend has experienced gender-based violence such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, homophobia, transphobia, or intimate partner violence (abuse).


Confidentiality

All SHARE services are confidential. If you are concerned about confidentiality when seeking services from any service provider within the SHARE team ask them first to talk to first about their obligation to disclose information you share (e.g., filing a report). Staff within the Wellness Centre or University residences may share information “up not out”, meaning only other authorized staff or supervisors. SHARE has a form you can complete indicating what services you do or do not want involved and whether and to whom you would like a referral or a report filed. It’s your choice!

Confidentiality is also limited if a person is at imminent risk to:

  • themselves
  • another person
  • the Mount Allison community 

Assessment of risk is based on information provided.

In the case that a high level of risk is assessed, the matter may be reported to campus security and/or the RCMP for investigation.


SHARE advisor: 364-2613, share@mta.ca 

The sexual harassment advisor provides support, information, resources, and referrals to any member of the University community who has experienced gender-based violence (sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence/abuse, homophobia, transphobia). The service is inclusive of men and women, all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with direct experience or their friends and support people.

The sexual harassment advisor is knowledgeable about legal information and medical treatment, provides emotional support, and empowers individuals to make their own decisions on how to proceed. The sexual harassment advisor can provide comfort and relief, which can help a survivor organize their thoughts, make a plan, and begin to regain some feeling of being in control. Services are confidential. No action will be taken without your informed consent.


Mental health services: 364-2163, counselling@mta.ca

Personal counsellors and educators in the Wellness Centre can help students make sense of stressful events and plan how to cope with the ongoing demands of academic life. Services are confidential.

Students can also seek support on campus from:

  • Mount Allison Peer Support (MAPS) (anonymous online forum on Moodle)
  • Change Your Mind (mental health support group)
  • SHARE Support Groups

Health Services: 364-2163, health@mta.ca

The nurse educator and doctors at Health Services in the Wellness Centre can help with testing and treatment after sexual assault or when physical and emotional symptoms of stress require medical attention and treatment. Services are confidential.


Director of student life: 364-2255, achristie@mta.ca

The director of student life is an advocate for all students and engages them by listening to and discussing their successes, concerns and struggles in both academic and personal matters. The director of student life processes formal complaints through investigative and adjudicative processes.


Vice-president international and student affairs: 364-2255, kmeade@mta.ca

The vice-president international and student affairs oversees all services that support students and aims to enhance and enrich the student experience. The VP student affairs is the administrative officer with authority in procedures following sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender.

S.H.A.R.E. also works closely with off-campus services in the community listed under “Resources.”