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UBC officials to probe reports of frosh chant endorsing non-consensual sex


VANCOUVER – Officials at the University of British Columbia say they will investigate reports that a chant endorsing non-consensual sex was recited during frosh week.

A statement on the university’s website says it’s alleged the chant was made on one or more buses taking students between events during frosh orientation activities run by the UBC Commerce Undergraduate Society.

The statement says the university takes the reports “very seriously.”

It says a “thorough investigation” will be conducted jointly by the Sauder School of Business and the office of the vice-president.

Any disciplinary measures will follow the university’s policy on discipline for non-academic misconduct.

The university also says it will take steps to educate students about the harm caused by such behaviour.

“This is of grave concern to all members of the UBC community,” the statement said.

“Such behaviour would be completely inconsistent with the values of UBC and the Sauder School of Business and completely inconsistent with the instruction that the Commerce Undergraduate Society receives on appropriate conduct prior to FROSH.”

A similar incident at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax prompted the resignation of the president of the student association.

There was a national outcry after a video was posted on Instagram showing a frosh-week chant glorifying the sexual assault of underage girls.

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UBC officials to probe reports of frosh chant endorsing non-consensual sex

  1. oh no, not a disgusting frosh chant!!

    Whatever shall we do???
    This has never, ever happened before!

    • @c6161f67f7aace9ac22e266368e3e3ad:disqus
      Imagine a large cohort of your peers much stronger than you and all having the idea that it would be OK (no matter what you think) to hold you down and painfully ram things into your body against your will.

      Whatever would you do? My guess is you would blame yourself.

      • Why, did they do that to your brain???
        It was a chant, many many stupid things have been said during Frosh week.
        To even think about investigating a chant just goes to show how much the liberal crowd has really lost it.

        How about you just spend you time dreamin about obama and do us all a favour and be quiet.

  2. “UBC officials to probe reports of frosh chant endorsing non-consensual sex”

    When did rape get it’s new name, non-consensual? I guess it puts the onus back on females to ‘just consent and get this over with’, eh?

    Psst, don’t believe it, it’s still rape…!

  3. Frosh have to be protected.
    It’s best they receive a pre-initiation orientation sheet. It could read as follows; “The purpose of some “initiations” is to make people do outrageous things, sort of a dare. This ‘initiates’ the group member, by requiring they do something they normally don’t do and don’t want to do.
    Everybody has understood this, and nobody has taken it seriously. However, this is no longer permitted.
    “Up until 1980, professors taught that educated people spoke at different levels of meaning, using voices and dialogue that weren’t necessarily their own. This does not happen any more in education. You are advised to be only earnest on the campus. Never assume that the university knows what satire or parody are. Carnival dress may only mock people identifed as Patriarchal, Heteronormative, Hegemonistic, or Imperialistic (a course in Nineteenth-century melodrama will help you understand why).
    This applies to songs sung in bars and Halloween costumes as well.”

  4. The chants celebrating rape are disgusting and hopefully the other universities and student associations review activities on their campus.

    On the other hand, a few thousand frosh from McMaster spent yesterday all over Hamilton, getting wet in the rain and fundraising for cystic fibrosis. Shinerama takes place at most Canadian campuses; if you missed the chance to donate: