The dean of UBC's Sauder School of Business says the school will conduct a thorough investigation of a chant endorsing non-consensual sex that was sung during FROSH week.
According to The Ubyssey, UBC's newspaper, students participating in Sauder FROSH, a three-day orientation organized by the Commerce Undergraduate Society, chanted, “Y-O-U-N-G at UBC we like em young Y is for yourrr sister O is for ohh so tight U is for under age N is for noo consent G is for goo to jail” on buses taking students between events.
In a statement posted on UBC's site Saturday, Robert Helsley wrote: "This is of grave concern to all members of the UBC community. 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."
The dean said "any disciplinary measures will follow the University’s policy on discipline for non-academic misconduct" and that UBC "will also take steps to educate students about the harm caused by such behaviour."
FROSH co-chair Jacqueline Chen told The Ubyssey the chants have been going on for many years, and while the CUS had been chastised in the past for the cheers, the undergraduate society now works to make sure the chant stays private.
In a public letter released to the Sauder School of Business and the UBC community Friday, the CUS pledged to eliminate bad behaviour at student orientations but did not apologize for the offensive chant.