WATCH: Quebec launches new 'zero-tolerance' campus sexual assault policy

As thousands of students head back to class, the Quebec government is spending $23-million over the next five years to help all higher learning institutions implement a standard policy to help prevent sexual violence on campus, saying it's zero tolerance for such behaviour.

The government will also table a bill to put the guidelines in black and white for all CEGEP's and universities. Up until now, some schools had policies they implemented on their own while others don't have set rules.

The six-pronged strategy includes 19 measures in areas such as prevention, handling complaints and helping to support victims.

Measures include setting up a one-stop referral centre for victims, having monitors at student welcoming activities and making accommodations for victims who are in the same class as their alleged aggressors.