Office of Rights & Responsibilities
We offer impartial, confidential, and independent services to those with concerns about the behaviour of any member of the Concordia community.
We base our work on a number of policies, notably Concordia’s Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
Concerned about someone's behaviour?
Please contact us if you feel that a member of the Concordia community has engaged in harassment, discrimination, sexual or physical violence or threats.
What we do:
- We offer support, advice and information to students, faculty and staff evaluating what to do about behaviour that violates the Code.
- We work to address and resolve complaints with formal procedures, including hearings, tribunals, investigations and sanctions.
- We can also use informal procedures like clarifying perceptions, mediation and providing strategies for resolution.
- We coordinate procedures to manage risks and/or threats, and provide guidance to the university in handling urgent cases.
- We aim to restore harmony, collegiality and cooperation following situations of conflict.
- We offer workshops and training sessions on topics such as harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or violence, and other threatening or violent conduct.
The Code (BD-3) sets the standards of conduct for all members of our community – staff, faculty and students. The Code also promotes equity, respect and diversity.
The Code seeks to address behaviours that include discrimination, violence, and harassment. Please consult the Code for a complete list.
This policy (HR-38) applies to all staff, faculty members and members of the administration.
Any member of the university community who believes that a staff or faculty member engaged in a form of harassment is strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Rights and Responsibilities.
This protocol (linked to policy BD-3) outlines the steps to follow to ensure that the university’s response is well coordinated in urgent situations involving threatening or violent behaviour on campus.