Cracking down on perverts at Concordia
Concordia University has revised its protocol when it comes to dealing with reports of sexual harassment or other offensive behaviour. This comes after a story CJAD 800 News first brought to you two weeks ago about a suspected sexual pervert lurking in the downtown campus library.
"Now we have a zero tolerance approach to any incidents that happen on campus," said Concordia University spokesperson Cléa Desjardins. She said from now on, they'll automatically call police following any complaint about sexual harassment or other offensive and inappropriate behaviour.
A Concordia student told CJAD 800 News earlier this month that a man in his 30's sat next to her in the Webster Library and started touching himself. Past protocol involved university security removing the person and having the student file a police report.
"In the light of any recent incidents on campus, we felt that an increase in police interaction was really something that would be beneficial to our community," Desjardins told CJAD 800 News.
Security will also be beefed up. The university is also now working on a safety awareness and prevention program.
"Just to make our students aware of all the options they have here on campus. We have things like training for anti-theft, rape defence training and a lot of different resources here at Concordia that they can really take advantage of both on the web and through training programs," Desjardins said.
The university said it can't close its doors to non-students because they are a public institution.
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