Graduate students call for student involvement in sexual assault policy development

The Carleton University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) would like to commend Carleton University for its decision to develop a stand-alone policy to more adequately respond to sexual assault. This is an important step in combating the issues of sexual assault, rape culture, and gender-based violence on our campus. An effective policy will require extensive, meaningful involvement of students, faculty and staff in developing this policy. “We are pleased to hear that the university administration is taking seriously the issue of sexual assault on campus,” said Theo Hug, Vice President External of the GSA. “However, we are concerned that the administration has not yet reached out to students for feedback and consultation, and that we only learned of this development through the media.”

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