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Conduct on campus

Concordia values respect, fairness, inclusiveness, and diversity.

If you work or study in the Faculty of Fine Arts and have concerns that touch on these issues, you can bring them forward. Because situations vary and individuals have different needs and comfort levels, a variety of options exist. The following possibilities for acting may be pursued separately or together.

Discuss your concerns

With your instructor or supervisor

Some concerns can be most effectively and productively addressed directly between the parties involved.  In many situations, a discussion after class may be all that is required.  Or you might consider drafting an email to your instructor or supervisor, explaining that you have a concern about something that has happened, and requesting an in-person meeting to discuss it.  You may request to bring a friend or resource person; student advocacy services are available through the university and the CSU.

With the department chair or program director

You may choose to raise your concerns with the department chair or program director.  Chairs and program heads are trained on how to respond to concerns and complaints.

Other areas of the university

If you were unable to resolve your issue within your area, you can consult the Conduct hub for useful information on behavioural integrity. If that does not meet your needs, consider reaching out to other departments in the university.

Advisor, Office of Rights and Responsibilities

The office offers impartial and independent services to those with concerns about the behaviour of any member of the Concordia community. The office bases its work on a number of university policies, most notably Concordia’s Code of Rights and Responsibilities
514-848-2424, ext. 8659

Equity Office

The Equity Office champions diversity within and outside Concordia and works to embed equity in all facets of university life by acting intentionally, by affirming and aligning equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility work and initiatives, and by amplifying marginalized voices.

Faculty of Fine Arts’ Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Inclusion

If your concerns relate to a faculty member or teaching assistant, you may consult the Associate Dean,, 514-848-2424, ext. 4703.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

For any matters pertaining to sexual violence (including harassment or inappropriate behaviour) the SARC offers single-point-of-contact service, providing support to survivor-victims and aiding them to navigate their various options for redress.
514-848-2424, ext. 3353

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office promotes fairness in the university and assists in the informal resolution of concerns and complaints related to the application of university policies, rules and procedures.
514-848-2424, ext. 8658

NouLa Black Student Centre

NouLa offers programming, services, and resources for Black Concordia students to support our collective success and wellbeing.

Centre pour étudiant·es francophones

Le Centre aide les personnes étudiantes à s’acclimater à la vie à l’Université Concordia et pour favoriser leur réussite au sein d’un établissement d’enseignement de langue anglaise.

The university takes confidentiality and freedom from reprisal seriously. If you have concerns about these matters, our offices will discuss them with you fully, so that you may make an informed decision before proceeding.

How to respond

Faculty and staff can consult Carrefour for the university's guidelines for responding to concerns. Login required.

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