University of B.C. says $250,000 pledged for anti-rape counselling, education

A University of British Columbia undergraduate society involved in a frosh week chant glorifying the abuse of underage girls has pledged to contribute $250,000 for sexual abuse counselling and education for students.

VANCOUVER — A University of British Columbia undergraduate society involved in a frosh week chant glorifying the abuse of underage girls has pledged to contribute $250,000 for sexual abuse counselling and education for students.

The university released a report Wednesday about the incident, saying student leaders of the Commerce Undergraduate Society will be held accountable because they did nothing to stop the offensive chant heard by most first-year business students.

However, the report found no evidence that any of the student leaders involved planned or directed students to use the chant, though four of them resigned over the scandal last week. The report called the chant an “oral tradition.”

The song students sang on buses going back and forth to the university from a hotel in Richmond, B.C., spelled out the word ’young’ with the lyrics, “Y is for your sister . . . U is for underage, N is for no consent.”

Robert Helsley, dean at the Sauder School of Business, said he will ensure such inappropriate events never happen again so all students can feel safe and welcome.

The entire UBC community must embark on complete and lasting change that will make such chants unacceptable, said university president Stephen Toope.

“We all need to be involved — those who made serious mistakes and misjudgments, and those who didn’t,” he said in a statement.

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