BishopsU introduces mandatory bystander training in “zero assault” sexual violence prevention campaign

September 9, 2016

Bishop’s University has implemented what it is calling an “unprecedented campaign” to combat sexual violence on its campus. A BishopsU release states that one of the campaign’s core features will be a mandatory Bystander Intervention Training program that will be delivered to the entire incoming student cohort beginning this year. BishopsU Dean of Student Affairs Jackie Bailey states that her goal for the school is to have “zero assaults on our campus” and cites research that shows bystander training decreases rates of sexual assault. The university has also hired a full-time sexual health coordinator, Katherine Hébert, who will draft a stand-alone policy on sexual violence. La Presse | Canoe.ca | TVA Nouvelles | AMEQ en ligne | Radio Energie | BishopsU