BrandonU students forced to sign contract limiting their ability to speak of sexual assault

April 6, 2016

Victims of sexual assault at Brandon University are reportedly being asked to sign a contract that prohibits them from speaking about their assault to anyone other than counsellors, according to CBC and the Brandon Sun. The contract was first brought to light by the student-run website, We Believe Survivors. The BrandonU contract reportedly threatens victims with expulsion or suspension if they breach the agreement. In a news release, BrandonU admitted that its use of a Student Behavioural Contract was "inappropriate" for cases of sexual assault, and added that it is "reviewing the use of Student Behavioural Contracts under any circumstance and will no longer be using them in the case of sexual assault, sexual violence or sexual harassment." CBC | Brandon Sun