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Safety and respect

Concordia is committed to promoting a safe, respectful and supportive environment for all students, faculty members, researchers and staff.

Academic integrity


Academic integrity refers to the principle of upholding honesty, responsibility and fairness in all aspects of academic life.  

The Academic Code of Conduct outlines the importance of academic integrity and the procedure to file a complaint if you believe you have discovered a case of cheating, plagiarism or any other dishonest behaviour related to academic pursuits.


Behavioural integrity


All members of the Concordia community are expected to adhere to our established standards of behavioural conduct. The university has a number of policies such as the Code of Rights and Responsibilities that promote and protect core values including safety, respect, equity, diversity and inclusion.

If you feel that a member of the Concordia community has violated policies related to behaviour, the Office of Rights and Responsibilities can help you explore options and/or file a complaint.


Sexual violence


Sexual discrimination, intimidation, harassment and assault are not tolerated at Concordia. We encourage anyone who is a victim or a witness to sexual violence to reach out to the Office of Rights and Responsibilities or the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) for guidance and support. 


Social media


How you behave online could affect your studies and/or professional life. Take the time to explore social media platform-specific policies, terms and conditions and Community Standards, Concordia's social media guidelines, as well basic principles that govern the usage of social media, whether you are using social media for work (professionally or on behalf of the university) or personally. Check out and follow Concordia on social media.

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