Concordia engineers to rewrite frosh chant songbook

March 13, 2014

Concordia University engineering student association leaders Katherine Bellini and Antonin Picou have passed a motion that will see offensive frosh chant songbooks rewritten. “Initially, I heard these songs and it was so inappropriate it made me feel unsafe, so I addressed this issue to promote a positive culture change within the school,” says Bellini. The move will mean the creation of a Student Spirit Committee that will be in charge of reviewing promotional material and ultimately, for rewriting the chants. The motion also looks to improve student leader training, and create a policy on good conduct and complaint resolution. Saint Mary’s University recently released a report on “cultural changes to prevent sexual violence and inspire respectful behavior and a safe learning environment,” which was assigned after a frosh chant glorifying non-consensual underage sex was captured on social media. CBC