Concordia taking steps against rape culture

May 22, 2015

The Montreal Gazette this week has published a series of articles looking at rape culture on campus. In one piece, students at Concordia University share their accounts of dealing with sexual assault and harassment. Many of the students said that they felt the process of making a complaint was complex, or that they were uncomfortable with having to recount traumatizing experiences. A second piece examines what Concordia is doing to fight rape culture on campus. Concordia President Alan Shepard says that a review of Concordia's policies was launched in December, before the case of a young woman who took her case to the Quebec Human Rights Commission came to public attention. Shepard says that there are steps institutions can take to reduce occurrences of sexual violence on campus. Montreal Gazette (1) | Montreal Gazette (2)