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Canada Though not expelled, sex offender student won't be allowed on campus this semester: U of C

13:35  13 january  2018
13:35  13 january  2018 Source:   calgaryherald.com

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Though not expelled , sex offender student won ' t be allowed on campus this semester : U of C . Sex offender Connor Neurauter will be kept off the University of The 21-year-old was last present on campus Monday and although he’s not expelled , he won ’ t be allowed on U of C property, at least

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Sex offender Connor Neurauter will be kept off the University of Calgary campus should he show up for classes, a U of C official said Friday.

The 21-year-old was last present on campus Monday and although he’s not expelled, he won’t be allowed on U of C property, at least during the current semester, which ends in late April, said U of C provost Dru Marshall.

“If he was to show up on campus, campus security would escort him off campus,” said Marshall. “He has been advised not to come on campus.”

She said that action would be taken to protect students, faculty and Neurauter.

As for any threats provoked by the controversy, Marshall said, “there have been discussions on social media, but there have been no direct threats the university has seen.”

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Though not expelled , sex offender student won ' t be allowed on campus this semester : U of C . How can you let a convicted sex offender walk your campus ? He has had one too many privileges - take his education at this school away and expel University of Calgary .

A petition to have a registered sex offender expelled from the University of Calgary gained more than 20,000 signatures in its first day. “The University of Calgary is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for our campus community,” a statement from the U of C said.

Marshall made the comments amid an explosion of outrage from university students and the public over a B.C. judge’s ruling and the U of C’s decision not to expel Neurauter, who pleaded guilty to a sex crime against a minor in B.C.

The university was thrown into the controversy after a B.C. judge on Jan. 4 sentenced the man to 90 days in jail for a single count of sexual interference involving a 13-year-old girl, but also ruled he can serve the remainder of it starting May 4, after finishing his semester at the U of C.

A petition that’s collected almost 60,000 signatures in four days is calling for his expulsion.

While Marshall acknowledged the outcry over the case, she said it “was really important for us to make a values-based decision. We can’t be swayed by public opinion.”

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The University of Calgary says it won ’ t be reviewing its sexual violence policy for another two years, despite recent controversy caused by having a convicted sex offender on campus . The university has not yet decided whether Neurauter will be allowed back on campus next fall.

U of C student and former sex assault victim Mandy Gillis said she’s alarmed that the university is allowing a convicted sex offender to finish his “He should just go to jail.” Haley Scott, of Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse, says making allowances for a sex offender to finish his studies

The U of C is typical among Canadian universities in not including criminal records checks while weighing student admission.

She called for the episode, and others involving sexual harassment or abuse recently confronting other Canadian universities, to open a dialogue to hammer out a nationwide policy on the matter for post-secondary schools.

“It’s time to review the roles universities play in that discussion … it’s time we came together as a collective to ensure the safety and security of our campuses,” said Marshall.

But for now, the U of C has no way to outright expel Neurauter, since he wasn’t a student in 2016, when he committed the offence.

The university’s stance on his returning to campus in the fall is undecided, said Marshall, adding the man is “considering his options” on whether to switch universities.

And the U of C is discussing the possibility of distance learning with Neurauter, she said.

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Some students at the University of Calgary are upset that a convicted sex offender and fellow student will not be expelled from campus . Instead, Connor Neurauter, who pleaded to guilty sexual interference on Jan. 4, has only been told not to return to classes for the remainder of this semester .

A student permitted by a B. C . judge to finish his semester before serving a sentence for sexual interference will not be expelled , the University of Many who signed the petition gave the reason that expulsion would show that U of C sides with victims, or that it takes students ' safety seriously, but

The U of C’s vow to keep Neurauter off campus for now and to seek wider policies on sex abuse and universities is encouraging, said Kaitlyn Casswell, the person behind the petition.

“It’s a wonderful idea — if conversations like this bring about change, that’s fabulous,” she said.

“I think we’re finding a mid-way ground with the university.”

She said checking prospective students for criminal records is something that should be part of that discussion.

The U of C students’ union is satisfied with how university administrators are handling the issue, although it’s provoked strong emotions from students, said Hilary Jahelka, the group’s vice-president of student life.

“We’ve seen a mixed response from students, it’s a complex and serious issue,” she said.

“Most students are happy to see that (Neurauter’s not on campus).”


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