Unprotected sex and its consequences — including unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections — can have serious effects on students' health. It can derail academic success, and interfere with reaching important milestones.
The research on behaviour change is clear: making condoms widely available and accessible can increase safer sex practices.
For this reason, many universities distribute condoms for free at multiple, easy-to-access locations on campus. Some even deliver to dorm rooms.
Condoms at Concordia
Provincial health services (the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux, or the CIUSSS) do provide free condoms to some groups, but Concordia students are considered too old to qualify for them.
Concordia’s condom budget cannot meet the need of a student population of more than 51,000.
This is where your support comes in.
Why your gift matters
Your support will help Health Services buy and distribute free condoms to Concordia students.
The most effective way to reach those who will benefit the most — when the Concordia student population is so large — is to establish multiple distribution locations across campus, in addition to the Health Services locations.
With an additional outreach component, informing students by social media, email and even in person, we can inform them when and where they can acquire free condoms, and how to take other steps to protect their sexual health and general wellbeing.
Please give generously today!
Help make free condoms widely available and easy to access on campus, promoting Concordia students’ safety and wellbeing.