Frosh Mission Statement

McGill Science Frosh committee is committed to creating the most inclusive, welcoming, and accessible environment throughout the orientation experience. Frosh 2020 is uniquely absent of in person social interactions, we are committed to establishing a comfortable and reliable space for all participants to establish meaningful and valuable connections as well as communicate any personal needs for their optimal Frosh experience. If you have any concerns or feedback, please feel free to contact

frosh@susmcgill.ca or belanna.gans@mail.mcgill.ca

Student Resources

During Frosh:

Coordinators

Coordinators are upper year students who spend their summer organizing Frosh and making sure everything runs smoothly. There are 14 Science Orientation Coordinators who will be able to help or redirect you to services as needed.

Access Allies

Access Allies are Frosh leaders with additional inclusivity, accessibility and mental health training that are there for you if you don’t feel comfortable speaking with your own Leaders or need a little extra support! After you register for Frosh you will receive more information on how to identify and contact access allies.

Peer Support Centre

This is a student-run, confidential and non-judgemental support center at McGill in the SSMU building on McTavish. Each day of Frosh students may book an appointment to receive support with anxiety, depression, other mental health challenges, or simply to have someone to talk to!

514 398 3782

OSVRSE

Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education. Run by McGill administration to respond to and help prevent sexual violence.

514 398 3954

Sexual violence response advisor: 514 398 4486

Sexual violence education advisor: 514 398 3786

osvrse@mcgill.ca

SACOMSS

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society. Run by McGill students to help provide counseling services for survivors of sexual misconduct.

514 398 8500

During your time at McGill:

Red Frogs

Student volunteers, they focus on preventative measures to help ensure that you’re having a fun, safe time. Look for them handing out water, granola bars and freezies, wearing their own Red Frog shirts.

McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT)

M-SERT is a volunteer student service whose members provide emergency first aid services. If you ever need help, don't be afraid to ask as they’ll be present at many McGill events wearing red shirts.

msert.firstaid@gmail.com

514 398 3000

Drivesafe

A volunteer student service, they offer free rides home to students in need anywhere on the island of Montreal. They are available during the Fall and Winter semesters from 11 pm to 3 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

514 398 8040

Walksafe

A volunteer student service that provides free accompaniment for those walking at night anywhere on the island of Montreal. Sunday – Thursday: 9 pm to 12 am Friday – Saturday: 9 pm to 3 am.

514 398 2498

Sexual Assault Center of McGill Student Society (SACOMSS)

SACOMSS provides a variety of services for survivors of sexual assault and their allies. Volunteer and student-run, they offer pro-survivor, non-judgemental support to students in need, regardless of situation.

514 398 8500

main@sacomss.org

McGill Security

They patrol campus ensuring the safety of students 24 hours a day. If you have an emergency on campus, do not be afraid to call them.

514 398 3000

International student services

International Student Services (ISS) works hard to promote the growth, development and success of this burgeoning community, and ease their transition to McGill and Montreal. ISS offers a host of services, including Orientation activities, a social and support network, health insurance guidance, and much more!

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

OSD provides services for students with disabilities including exam taking accommodations, access to peer-written class notes, and more. 1010 Sherbrooke Ouest, suite 410

514 398 6009

Student Wellness Hub

The Student Wellness Hub is a students' place to go for their holistic health and wellness needs. It provides access to basic physical and mental health services, as well as health promotion and peer support programs, in convenient locations at both our Macdonald and downtown campuses. Professional physical and mental health services.

514 398 6017

Consent is an informed and uninhibited agreement from all participating and affected parties regarding an action or activity. Consent is continuous, meaning it can be revoked at any time for any reason. It can be recognised by the presence of an enthusiastic “yes”, and not by the absence of a “no”. This applies to all circumstances and situations during Frosh, including sexual acts, photosharing, and alcohol consumption. Consent from all involved and affected members is required for all actions people choose to take.

Consent can never be assumed and cannot be given if a person is incapacitated by alcohol and/or drugs or unconscious.

All Frosh participants are required to watch a video about consent made by Frosh Coordinators. This ensures that the meaning of consent is unambiguous and unanimous among all Frosh participants. Many (notably, but not exclusively, sexual) acts committed without consent in the context of Frosh are eligible for consequences imposed by respective Frosh Committees and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Consent is exactly the same online as offline. We expect all Frosh participants to be aware of how their actions affect others in an online setting, and to ensure that all affected individuals are informed and have agreed to their actions.

Specifically, if a person were to share a photo or video of other people, it is important that everyone in the photo or video have agreed to have it be shared and where.

Someone who is unreachable online (asleep due to time zones, not logged in, unable to access a strong internet connection at the time) is unable to provide consent. This person is also unable to ask for or receive consent.

It is important to remember that consent is never implied, especially in an online context where socialising can often leave more to implication than in an in-person setting.

Other accessibility concerns? Fill out the form to let us know!

Science Bursary

The Frosh Bursary is intended for incoming McGill Students who demonstrate financial need and wish to participate in Science Faculty Frosh. To apply for the Science Frosh Bursary, incoming students must explain their financial standing and elaborate their desire to engage in Science Frosh 2020 in the bursary form. The deadline to submit a bursary application is August 16th at 11:59pm.