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Queen's University



STOPIT! is a joint initiative of the Human Rights Office, Information Technology Services, the Department of Security, and the Associate Vice Principal and Dean of Student Affairs, aimed at addressing the issue of e-mail harassment.

Harassment is defined as "vexatious conduct or comment that is known or ought reasonably to be known as unwelcome. "The most commonly reported form of harassment takes the form of unwanted conduct or comment of a sexual nature and is known as sexual harassment. However, harassment may also be based on race, colour, creed, sexual and gender identity, ethnicity, ancestry, differing abilities, etc. Harassing comments constitute harassment regardless of how they are communicated - whether in person, by telephone, by letter or electronic media (e.g. email, Facebook, or other social networking sites.)

To take action on harassing or discriminatory e-mail, do not erase the e-mail message(s) from your inbox - it contains informations that may identify the person responsible- then forward the e-mail in question to To discuss harassment perpetrated through other forms of electronic media, please e-mail the Human Rights Office at or phone (613) 533-6886, TTY/TDD (613) 533-2755.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000