October 19, 2016

KINGSTON, ON – We recognize that many of you were likely affected by the video released on social media following Homecoming, titled “Drunk Times with College Students.” This weekend traditionally celebrates what and who makes Queen’s so special – this video did not reflect that spirit. We were extremely disheartened by its hurtful, offensive and disrespectful nature.

For those of you looking for support at this time, we’d like to remind you that the volunteers at our Peer Support Centre are willing and open to chat from 12-10pm, 7 days a week in JDUC room 034. You can also reach Barb Lotan, the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator at bjl7@queensu.ca.

“We do not condone the behaviour that was depicted in the video as it does not represent the values of our Queen’s community. Our doors are open to any students who have been affected by this issue” – Lea Keren, Commissioner of Social Issues

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 100 student volunteers and 500 paid staff.

 

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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