Posters accuse student of abuse

Flyers posted on campus identifying student by name and photograph removed

A series of posters have been taken down at the urging of the University.

The posters, displayed on campus, encouraged students to ‘out’ those who had committed an act of sexual assault or abuse, and included the name and photo of those who had allegedly performed these acts.

“Out your rapist. Out your abuser. Make Queen’s a safe space for survivors, not perpetrators,” the posters read. The University worked to promptly remove posters displayed on campus late last week.

Campus Security said they received a call on March 8 from custodial staff in Mac Corry Hall, reporting these posters, which they then asked staff to remove.

The same evening, a similar poster on a lamppost on campus was reported.

The Journal received a copy of one of the posters, but can’t verify the accuracy of any allegations at this point.

The student named in this specific poster, who the Journal has chosen not to name, declined to comment on this issue.

At the time of print, it remained unknown who was responsible for producing or circulating the posters.

Kingston Police couldn’t be reached for comment.

“These posters have been removed and any similar posters that the university becomes aware of will also be taken down promptly,” said Roxy Denniston-Stewart, associate dean of student affairs.

She added that Student Affairs encourages any student who was distressed by these posters to seek out support services like Campus Security and Health, Counselling and Disability Services.

“We work to foster a respectful, informed and safe campus culture for all of our community members through education, and by ensuring that resources and personal support are available.” The Journal will publish additional information as it becomes available.


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