UAlberta adopts new policy to combat sexual violence

June 27, 2017

The University of Alberta has adopted a new policy and a procedure to better inform people on campus about what they should do if someone reports a sexual assault. The new policy lays out rules that apply to anyone on the school’s campus, and makes new provisions for those who report experiencing sexual violence to seek accommodations, such as a different place to live on campus, or a modified class schedule. “This policy is a statement of principles that the University of Alberta will not tolerate sexual violence and we have a duty to provide a safe, secure learning and working environment for our community,” said UAlberta Vice Provost and Dean of Students André Costopoulos in a statement. UAlberta says that it intends to release an update in August on its progress in adopting the remaining recommendations. Edmonton Journal