StFX responds to criticism that it mishandled sexual assault allegations

October 11, 2018

Saint Francis Xavier University has responded to growing criticism around the way it handled a case of sexual assault that saw the victim drop out of school after the alleged perpetrator was permitted to return to classes. The school notes that it immediately launched an investigation after the woman came forward and found the accused responsible. It later allowed the accused to attend classes for the next academic year, noting that “it is important to understand that we assess the risk of each claim and put measures in place to mitigate the risk as much as possible, balancing a claimant's and respondent's right to education and due process until a determination in a case can be made.” CBC | National Post