UBC student society using coffee cups to raise awareness of sexual assaults on campus
Coffee sleeves encouraging students to provide feedback during review of new UBC sexual assault policy
Between 2004-2014, UBC suspended 257 students for cheating or plagiarism, according to the Alma Mater Society.
"This a campaign that we launched last week," said Kathleen Simpson, VP of External Affairs at the AMS.
"Basically our intention is to draw attention to the fact the non-academic conduct policy at UBC is not very well suited to dealing with sexual violence on campus."
"The number one recommendation that we have is that we want the new policy to have a new process for reporting that is outside of the non-academic misconduct procedure," said Simpson.
"Since we feel that [current] procedure is not suited to sexual violence and also has not really been a safe place for survivors."
Profs know how much effort it already takes to investigate plagiarism. Battling sexual assault needs resources. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UBC?src=hash">#UBC</a> <a href="https://t.co/EkjkmISZ0t">https://t.co/EkjkmISZ0t</a>—@Katja_Thieme
Through the current process, "A survivor may have to retell their story in front of other students or come face to face with their perpetrator. Other, more appropriate, reporting processes should be considered as options," explains a written AMS statement.
The university is accepting feedback until September 30.