Safe Campus


Cape Breton University is proud to stand up for a campus that is safe and respectful for all members of our community.

With zero tolerance for sexual assault and violence, harassment, discrimination, bullying and cyber-attacks CBU takes a proactive and holistic approach to creating a campus where all members of our community feel safe and welcome, and can genuinely be themselves.

In order to work toward an even safer CBU, we have created a Respectful Campus Policy to keep with the times and encompass all aspects of safety into our policies and procedures.

CBU has also approved a stand-alone Sexual Violence Policy that allows us to better respond and support our community. In a society where rape culture unfortunately still exists, we want to ensure open dialogue and create a better understanding and awareness of consent and consensual behaviours.

To learn more about our campus policies, procedures and supports please visit:

Safety and Respect hub

Health and Wellness hub

These policies and procedures have been approved by the highest levels of governance at CBU, both the Board of Governor’s and the University Executive Team. CBU is committed to continuously improving for the sake of our community. Please stand with us as we work toward a society of complete acceptance, respect and safety.

Take the Pledge! 

By filling in this form, you are pledging not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution:


To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

#CBUstandsup - online pledge

Online pledge form for the #CBUstandsup campaign


After taking this virtual pledge, your name will be added to our purple support wall just outside of the Student Engagement Centre.