Concordia University, including all of the CSU spaces listed below, is located on unceded Indigenous territory. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of what we know as our city, reaching past the waters of the greater Tiohtià:ke/Montreal area and far beyond it. It is on this land that we hold our classes, meetings, comings and goings. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. While these words on their own will not move ground in dismantling the ongoing colonization of these lands, the CSU pledges to use its position of allyship to prioritize Indigenous perspectives and amplify their voices. We recognize the contributions of First Nations peoples and are committed to standing in solidarity and honoring their teachings.
CSU commitments: Indigenous-led student groups and community organizations will have priority over CSU Event spaces. Additionally, Indigenous vendors wishing to book the CSU Kiosk may do so free of charge.
Pronunciation guide: Kanien’kehá:ka : gan – yea – ge – ha – ga, Tiohtià:ke : jo – ja – gay
The CSU views providing and maintaining safe spaces for the Concordia community as of the utmost importance. A safe space means a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, language, body size, race, ethnic or national origin, nationality, civil status, religion, political opinions, socioeconomic status, or otherwise. We aim to ensure that our spaces are supportive, where all can feel comfortable to express themselves and share with others without fear of discrimination or reprisal.
In particular, we would like to highlight some ground rules to ensure everyone feels safe:
- Respect others’ physical and emotional boundaries.
- Respect others’ identities and backgrounds.
- Respect others’ pronouns and names.
- Do not make assumptions or judgements about others, for any reason.
- Remember that we are all learning. If you make a mistake, apologize and ensure that you do better next time.
- If you witness any abusive or inappropriate behaviour, please let security or a CSU representative know.
All CSU spaces are accessible to those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. As they are all on varying floors within the Hall Building, they can be accessed by taking the elevator located behind the stairs, between the amphitheater and security desk, in the building’s lobby. Wheelchair accessible entrances are located on the face of the building that runs along de Maisonneuve Boulevard, and the face that runs along Bishop Street.