Assault exists whenever someone violates our personal boundaries, whether they are verbal, physical, or sexual. Nobody deserves to feel violated and it is important that we have somewhere where we are safe, free to speak, and free to seek help. The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of mistreatment, abuse, and assault; the faculty works hard to ensure you are always supported – in school, in clerkship, and beyond. If an emergency situation comes up, you are able to immediately get assistance at any of the blue phone stations distributed around campus, and the campus police are constantly ready to respond to incidents. For those who want to get in touch with support for any situation, people are available to speak to in several departments – depending upon who you feel most comfortable talking to: Learner Equity & Wellness, Western Counselling Services, Student Health Services, Distress Help Line, and others. They may refer you to more specialized services for the best support, and you should feel encouraged to contact those services independently if you ever feel it necessary.