Western University has announced new commitments and measures to make the campus community safer and address gender-based and sexual violence (GBSV). The institution announced that it will be evaluating Orientation Week activities and will appoint a special advisor on campus culture and safety. Western will also require incoming students to complete GBSV training before they arrive on campus; require ongoing training for staff, students, and faculty; continue to offer the residence health and safety advisor program; and regularly review and improve the extra campus safety measures. Western plans to collaborate with student leaders to discourage overconsumption of alcohol and recreational drugs, and will launch a new GBSV advisory committee supporting culture change. “We are re-examining our culture, our values, our policies and our approach to orienting students to campus life,” said Western President Alan Shepard. “And we are redoubling our efforts as a community to use this moment to generate real and lasting change.” Western| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.