The girl claimed that Neurauter choked her and gave her a bra as a present.
Neurauter pleaded guilty to sexual interference with a minor in Kamloops, B.C., in November and was sentenced earlier this month to 90 days in jail. The court heard Neurauter was 18 when he and the girl had a brief relationship, Kamloops This Week reported.
"We recognize that the University of Calgary was not aware of Neurauter's delayed sentence and that they were not at fault in this injustice", the group said in a statement to the Gauntlet student newspaper.
University provost Dru Marshall says safety concerns for students and Neurauter prompted the school to "advise" him not to return to campus this semester. He then solicited nude photos from her, which he threatened to release to her family if she told anyone about their previous encounters.
"This is important, because our policies do not apply to activity that occurred before the person was a member of our campus community".
"We can't be swayed necessarily by public opinion", said Marshall.
But what's even more shocking is the fact that the University of Calgary has failed to expel Neurauter, despite the fact he is a convicted sexual assailant.
The university's stance on his returning to campus in the fall is undecided, said Marshall, adding the man is "considering his options" on whether to switch universities.
The university said in a statement this week that it is "reviewing the situation", but did not respond to questions from BuzzFeed Canada about what, if any, consequences Neurauter could face.
Since this news came to light, there has been significant outrage expressed on social media, through emails to the university, and through a petition calling for the university to expel Mr. Neurauter.
"They're missing an opportunity to set the tone on sexual violence, and I think they can do more than just say they've asked him to stay away and they're not expelling him".
"I really hope that by doing this petition, and getting some action on this, it will show the victims that they do matter, and maybe people will stand beside them", said Kaitlyn Casswell, who started the petition.
She said the petition will remain active until a final decision is made.
Connor's father, Chris Neurauter, says his son did not receive any special treatment from the judge. The school's sexual violence policy, which was implemented in June 2017, states that "the University's policies, administrative processes and discipline systems are independent of the civil and criminal justice legal systems".
"He's very upset. He's trying to deal with it and work through it". She said many adjournments and delays were granted to Neurauter to adjust his hockey and school schedules.
The victim's mother wanted Neurauter expelled from the college. "He's very remorseful ... he's learned his lesson".
"It's been two years - all of these court dates extended, extended, extended", she told the Calgary Sun.
"This is a product of a culture that we live in that doesn't tend to respond adequately to acts of sexual violence", she said.
U of C student and former sex assault victim Mandy Gillis said she's alarmed that the university is allowing a convicted sex offender to finish his studies on campus.