Concordia drops code of conduct charges against student protesters

September 19, 2012

Concordia University will not proceed with complaints administration made under its code of rights and responsibilities stemming from student behaviour during tuition protests earlier this year, says president Alan Shepard in a statement posted on Concordia's website. The code allows members of the university community to engage in peaceful and orderly protest, but prohibits blocking access to classes and causing disruptions on campus. Some students allegedly did so, leaving administration to file complaints. Other Concordia community members made similar complaints, but administration can only withdraw those complaints it made. "As president of the university, I also believe it is time for our community to turn the page and focus on the future together," says Shepard. "I acknowledge that some members of the community will not agree with this approach, and I respect their point of view on the matter." Statement | Montreal Gazette | CTV