FEE LEVY GROUPS COMMON FALL SEMESTER OPT-OUT PERIOD

The common fall opt-out period runs from Monday, September 26th – Friday, October 7th.

You can opt-out of the fees of an individual fee levy group with your student ID card and student account record (you can show your up-to-date number of credits on your myconcordia.ca account via your laptop or mobile device; by using a computer on-site at the fee levy group; or, if you wish, by print out). You opt-out at the location of an individual fee levy group during their advertised office hours between Monday, September 26th – Friday, October 7th or, when applicable, by appointment with a fee levy group. The specifics for each fee levy group participating in this common opt-out period is provided below.

While all of the fee levy groups are working to ensure that students wishing to opt-out may do so, fee levy group staff and volunteers will not tolerate disrespectful treatment from students who are opting out. This includes, but is not limited to, racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, and classist comments and/or actions.

You can find more information below about opt-outs for the following groups:

Art Matters * Centre for Gender Advocacy * Cinema Politica * CJLO 1690AM  * Community University Television (CUTV) * Concordia Food Coalition (CFC) * Concordia Greenhouse * CEED Concordia* Frigo Vert * People’s Potato * Quebec Public Interest Research Group  (QPIRG)  * Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) * Sustainable Concordia.

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* Art Matters
www.artmattersfestival.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.08$/credit
(0.30$/credit for Fine Arts students)
Opt-out by appointment only.

Contact information: admin@artmattersfestival.org / 514-848-2424 x5011

* Centre for Gender Advocacy
genderadvocacy.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: $0.37/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: $0.50/semester

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay (1st floor) during the following dates and times:
September 26 to  October 7th, 2016, 10am-5pm
Contact Information: 514-848-2424 x7431 or info@genderadvocacy.org

* Cinema Politica Concordia
cinemapolitica.org/concordia

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.07$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.00$/year

Opt-out by appointment only. Please email diana@cinemapolitica.org between Monday, September 26 to  October 7th to schedule an appointment.

* CJLO 1690AM
www.cjlo.com

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at CC-430 (Loyola Campus) during the following dates & times:
Monday, September 26 to  October 7th: 11am – 3pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: manager@cjlo.com / (514) 848-8663

* Community University Television (CUTV)
www.cutvmontreal.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, 4th floor, during the following dates and times:
September 26th to  October 7th, 10am-6pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@cutvmontreal.com

* Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
www.co-opbookstore.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.09$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2150 Bishop Street during the following dates & times: Sept. 20th – Oct. 3rd – between 10am and 6pm.

See Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/618981071610544/

* Concordia Food Coalition
www.concordiafoodcoalition.com

Undergraduate fee-levy: $0.08/credit

Opt-out by appointment only between September 27th to  October 7th.

E-mail us at concordiafoodcoalition@gmail.com to schedule a meeting time.

* Concordia Greenhouse
www.concordiagreenhouse.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.12$/credit

Opt-out in by appointment; contact information: info@concordiagreenhouse.com

* CEED Concordia
www.concordiavolunteers.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.35$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, #210, during the following dates & times: September 26th to  October 7th, 11am to 4pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@concordiavolunteers.org / 514-848-2424 x 7876

*CURE Concordia

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.08$/credit

Opt-out by appointment only.
Please email cureconcordia@gmail.com between September 26th to  October 7th to schedule an appointment.

* Le Frigo Vert
www.lefrigovert.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.33$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.50$/term

Opt-out in person at 1440 Mackay during the following dates & times:
September 26th to  October 7th by appointment; contact information: 438-387-7586; yesfrigo@gmail.com

* People’s Potato
www.peoplespotato.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.39$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 2.00$/semester

Accepts opt-outs in the kitchen the entirety of the opt-out period from 9-2 pm, and will take appointments outside of those times as requested.

Contact between September 26th to  October 7th to make an appointment: peoplespotato@gmail.com

*Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG)
www.qpirgconcordia.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.31$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204, during the following dates & times:
September 26th to  October 7th: 12pm-6pm

* Sustainability Action Fund
www.safconcordia.ca

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.25$/credit
Graduate fee levy: 1,25$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay, room 204-1 (2nd floor) at the following dates and times:
September 26th to  October 7th, 10am-12pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: safconcordia@gmail.com

* Sustainable Concordia
www.sustainableconcordia.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.15$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester
Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay Street room 204-1 (2nd floor) during the following dates & times: September 26th to  October 7th, 10am – 2pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: office@sustainableconcordia.ca

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What do fee levy groups do?

Together, fee levy groups provide students and the community with diverse resources, services and campaigns, including:
•           ecological and sustainable development campaigns and projects;
•           an international development volunteer program;
•           a gender advocacy center;
•           a fine arts festival;
•           a political cinema series;
•           independent student media (television, radio and print);
•           a natural food co-op;
•           a vegan soup kitchen;
•           a social and environmental justice center;
•           a co-operative bookstore.

In practice, the work of fee levy groups takes many forms, such as:

– fostering a safe environment for LGBTQ students;
– promoting safer, healthier, and more affordable food options on campus;
– providing access to affordable textbooks;
– directly financing students working on projects to improve the environmental and social sustainability of Concordia;
– writing and broadcasting stories concerning events, activities, and student government at our school;
and much more!

In addition to these core mandates, all fee levy groups provide many other tangible benefits to students, such as:

– meaningful volunteer and internship opportunities;
– meaningful job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students;
– mentorship from people with experience in diverse fields;
– skills in running non-profit organizations by participation in assemblies or board of directors.

How are fee levy groups accountable to students?

Our membership base is students who decide the direction and core mandates of our organizations. If a group currently collects fee levies, it is because the undergraduate student body at large had previously decided to confer that status.

Importantly, fee levy groups are legally incorporated, have a constitution, hold Annual General Meetings, publish annual reports and have externally reviewed financial statements. Key documents and information are posted on the websites of fee levy groups, for easy access by members and students.

Along with an ongoing public presence on campus (through services, events, campaigns, projects and more), fee levy groups maintain transparency and accountability to their members. As fee levy groups, we may be comparatively bigger or smaller, but we each work hard to the best of our capacities to provide tangible benefits to the Concordia community. We are by and for Concordia students and community.

The idea of community

Concordia University, like any diverse, multifold community, is made up of many different parts, all of which are valuable. The entire Concordia community benefits from having vibrant, engaged, and accountable organizations on campus.

Not everyone will access every fee levy group during their time at Concordia; in the same way, not every student will go to a CSU meeting or a Stingers game. But these services and initiatives are made possible by all students, and they are therefore always available to all students. One of the strengths the Concordia community is that we support projects and initiatives because many students can benefit from them, not necessarily all of them. The principle of sustainable community is that even though I might not directly benefit from something, it’s still worthwhile to support because it strengthens my community, and by doing so makes all of us better.

info:
www.concordiacommunity.org

Spring Concordia Community Fair!

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Join us for a day of information tables showcasing the various helpful fee-levy groups on campus!
Learn more about how you can save money and gain resources with the support of these inspiring initiatives!

Featuring: Stamp card contest!

Pick up a stamp card and visit each participating group at the fair. Get your card stamped by each group to enter a contest to win a cool Concordia Community prize pack!

Facebook event

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MORE INFORMATION:

Together, fee levy groups provide students and the community with diverse resources, services and campaigns, including:

• ecological and sustainable development campaigns and projects;
• an international development volunteer program;
• a gender advocacy center;
• a fine arts festival;
• a political cinema series;
• independent student media (television, radio and print);
• a natural food co-op;
• a vegan soup kitchen;
• a social and environmental justice center;
• a co-operative bookstore.

In practice, the work of fee levy groups takes many forms, such as:
– fostering a safe environment for LGBTQ students;
– promoting safer, healthier, and more affordable food options on campus;
– providing access to affordable textbooks;
– directly financing students working on projects to improve the environmental and social sustainability of Concordia;
– writing and broadcasting stories concerning events, activities, and student government at our school;
– and much more!

www.concordiacommunity.org

FEE LEVY GROUPS COMMON WINTER OPT-OUT PERIOD: January 25th – February 5th

**NOTICE: Today`s community tabling fair has been re-located to the 7th floor of the Hall building (1455 de Maisonneuve West) due to construction in the Library building.

Come and learn more about the diverse groups and services offered by fee-levy groups on the Concordia campus.
Participating groups will be offering opt-out refunds throughout the fair to those who seek it.**

What are fee levy groups? Fee levy groups are student organizations and initiatives at Concordia University that are student-elected through the referendum process. Fee levy groups are made up of Concordia undergraduate (and sometimes graduate students) as well as community members from wider Montreal communities. Fee levy groups receive all or part of their operating budgets from a per-credit Concordia student fee levy. Fee levy groups are autonomous from the administrations of Concordia University, the CSU, the GSA, and all academic bodies and associations.

Fee levy opt-outs

Students have the choice to opt-out of an individual fee levy group, if they so choose, during specified opt-out periods that take place each semester one week after the deadline for withdrawal with tuition refund from two term and fall term courses.

The next opt-out period (fall 2015) will be from Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th.

You can opt-out of the fees of an individual fee levy group with your student ID card and student account record (you can show your up-to-date number of credits on your myconcordia.ca account via your laptop or mobile device; by using a computer on-site at the fee levy group; or, if you wish, by print out). You opt-out at the location of an individual fee levy group during their advertised office hours between Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th  or, when applicable, by appointment with a fee levy group. The specifics for each fee levy group participating in this common opt-out period is provided below.

While all of the fee levy groups are working to ensure that students wishing to opt-out may do so, fee levy group staff and volunteers will not tolerate disrespectful treatment from students who are opting out. This includes, but is not limited to, racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, and classist comments and/or actions.

Also, this semester we are offering opt-outs for participating groups at our community tabling fairs. The next tabling fairs will be on the SGW campus (Thursday, January 28th, 11-3pm, 7th floor, Hall building) and the Loyola campus (Thursday, February 4th, 11am-3pm, The Hive, Student Centre building, 7141 Rue Sherbrooke O.)

Please message us here if you have any questions!

You can find more information below about opt-outs for the following groups:
Art Matters * Centre for Gender Advocacy * Cinema Politica * CJLO 1690AM  * Community University Television (CUTV) * Concordia Food Coalition (CFC) * Concordia Greenhouse * Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP) * Frigo Vert * People’s Potato * Quebec Public Interest Research Group  (QPIRG)  * Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) * Sustainable Concordia.

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* Art Matters
www.artmattersfestival.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.08$/credit
(0.30$/credit for Fine Arts students)
Opt-out by appointment only.

Contact information: admin@artmattersfestival.org / 514-848-2424 x5011

* Centre for Gender Advocacy
genderadvocacy.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: $0.37/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: $0.50/semester

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay (1st floor) during the following dates and times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015, 11am-5pm
(please contact in advance: 514-848-2424 x7431 or info@genderadvocacy.org)

* Cinema Politica Concordia
cinemapolitica.org/concordia

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.07$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.00$/year

Opt-out by appointment only.

Please email diana@cinemapolitica.org between Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015 to schedule an appointment.

* CJLO 1690AM
www.cjlo.com

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at CC-430 (Loyola Campus) during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015: 11am – 3pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: manager@cjlo.com / (514) 848-8663

* Community University Television (CUTV)
www.cutvmontreal.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, 4th floor, during the following dates and times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015, 10am-6pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@cutvmontreal.com

* Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
www.co-opbookstore.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.09$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2150 Bishop Street during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015: 10am – 6pm

* Concordia Food Coalition
www.concordiafoodcoalition.com

Undergraduate fee-levy: $0.08/credit

Opt-out by appointment only.

E-mail us at concordiafoodcoalition@gmail.com to schedule a meeting time.

* Concordia Greenhouse
www.concordiagreenhouse.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.12$/credit

Opt-out in person at the Greenhouse, located on the 13th floor of 1455 de Maisonneuve West during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015: 11am – 5pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@concordiagreenhouse.com

* Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP)
www.concordiavolunteers.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.35$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, #210, during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015, 11am to 4pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@concordiavolunteers.org / 514-848-2424 x 7876

*CURE Concordia

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.08$/credit

Opt-out by appointment only.
Please email cureconcordia@gmail.com between Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015 to schedule an appointment.

* Le Frigo Vert
www.lefrigovert.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.33$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.50$/term

Opt-out in person at 2130 Mackay during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015, 11am – 6pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: 514-848-7586; yesfrigo@gmail.com

* People’s Potato
www.peoplespotato.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.39$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 2.00$/semester

Opt-out in person at H-735 (inside the kitchen) at 1455 de Maisonneuve West during the following dates & times:

Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015; 9:00am-2pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: peoplespotato@gmail.com

*Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG)
www.qpirgconcordia.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.31$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204, during the following dates & times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015: 12pm-6pm

* Sustainability Action Fund
www.safconcordia.ca

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.25$/credit
Graduate fee levy: 1,25$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay, room 302 (3rd floor) at the following dates and times:
Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015 10am-12pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: safconcordia@gmail.com

* Sustainable Concordia
www.sustainableconcordia.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.15$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester
Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay Street during the following dates & times:  Monday, January 25th – Friday, February 5th, 2015
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12pm – 3pm and
Thursday, Friday 2pm-5pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: office@sustainableconcordia.ca

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What do fee levy groups do?

Together, fee levy groups provide students and the community with diverse resources, services and campaigns, including:
•           ecological and sustainable development campaigns and projects;
•           an international development volunteer program;
•           a gender advocacy center;
•           a fine arts festival;
•           a political cinema series;
•           independent student media (television, radio and print);
•           a natural food co-op;
•           a vegan soup kitchen;
•           a social and environmental justice center;
•           a co-operative bookstore.

In practice, the work of fee levy groups takes many forms, such as:

– fostering a safe environment for LGBTQ students;
– promoting safer, healthier, and more affordable food options on campus;
– providing access to affordable textbooks;
– directly financing students working on projects to improve the environmental and social sustainability of Concordia;
– writing and broadcasting stories concerning events, activities, and student government at our school;
and much more!

In addition to these core mandates, all fee levy groups provide many other tangible benefits to students, such as:

– meaningful volunteer and internship opportunities;
– meaningful job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students;
– mentorship from people with experience in diverse fields;
– skills in running non-profit organizations by participation in assemblies or board of directors.

How are fee levy groups accountable to students?

Our membership base is students who decide the direction and core mandates of our organizations. If a group currently collects fee levies, it is because the undergraduate student body at large had previously decided to confer that status.

Importantly, fee levy groups are legally incorporated, have a constitution, hold Annual General Meetings, publish annual reports and have externally reviewed financial statements. Key documents and information are posted on the websites of fee levy groups, for easy access by members and students.

Along with an ongoing public presence on campus (through services, events, campaigns, projects and more), fee levy groups maintain transparency and accountability to their members. As fee levy groups, we may be comparatively bigger or smaller, but we each work hard to the best of our capacities to provide tangible benefits to the Concordia community. We are by and for Concordia students and community.

The idea of community

Concordia University, like any diverse, multifold community, is made up of many different parts, all of which are valuable. The entire Concordia community benefits from having vibrant, engaged, and accountable organizations on campus.

Not everyone will access every fee levy group during their time at Concordia; in the same way, not every student will go to a CSU meeting or a Stingers game. But these services and initiatives are made possible by all students, and they are therefore always available to all students. One of the strengths the Concordia community is that we support projects and initiatives because many students can benefit from them, not necessarily all of them. The principle of sustainable community is that even though I might not directly benefit from something, it’s still worthwhile to support because it strengthens my community, and by doing so makes all of us better.

info:
www.concordiacommunity.org

Fee Levy Groups Fall Opt-Out Period: September 28 – October 2, 2015


What are fee levy groups?
Fee levy groups are student organizations and initiatives at Concordia University that are student-elected through the referendum process. Fee levy groups are made up of Concordia undergraduate (and sometimes graduate students) as well as community members from wider Montreal communities. Fee levy groups receive all or part of their operating budgets from a per-credit Concordia student fee levy. Fee levy groups are autonomous from the administrations of Concordia University, the CSU, the GSA, and all academic bodies and associations.

Fee levy opt-outs: Students have the choice to opt-out of an individual fee levy group, if they so choose, during specified opt-out periods that take place each semester one week after the deadline for withdrawal with tuition refund from two term and fall term courses.

The next opt-out period (fall 2015) will be from Monday, September 28th to Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

You can opt-out of the fees of an individual fee levy group with your student ID card and student account record (you can show your up-to-date number of credits on your myconcordia.ca account via your laptop or mobile device; by using a computer on-site at the fee levy group; or, if you wish, by print out). You opt-out at the location of an individual fee levy group during their advertised office hours between September 28th and October 2nd, 2015 or, when applicable, by appointment with a fee levy group. The specifics for each fee levy group participating in this common opt-out period is provided below.

Concordia ID

You can find more information below about opt-outs for the following groups:
Art Matters * Centre for Gender Advocacy * Cinema Politica * CJLO 1690AM  * Community University Television (CUTV) * Concordia Food Coalition (CFC) * Concordia Greenhouse * Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP) * Frigo Vert * People’s Potato * Quebec Public Interest Research Group  (QPIRG)  * Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) * Sustainable Concordia.

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* Art Matters
www.artmattersfestival.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.08$/credit
(0.30$/credit for Fine Arts students)
Opt-out by appointment only.

Contact information: admin@artmattersfestival.org / 514-848-2424 x5011

* Centre for Gender Advocacy
genderadvocacy.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: $0.37/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: $0.50/semester

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay (1st floor) during the following dates and times:
September 28-October 2, 2015, 11am-5pm
(please contact in advance: 514-848-2424 x7431 or info@genderadvocacy.org)

* Cinema Politica Concordia
cinemapolitica.org/concordia

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.07$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.00$/year

Opt-out by appointment only.

Please email diana@cinemapolitica.org between September 28 to October 2, 2015 to schedule an appointment.

* CJLO 1690AM
www.cjlo.com

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at CC-430 (Loyola Campus) during the following dates & times:
September 28 to October 2, 2015: 10:30am-5:30pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: manager@cjlo.com / (514) 848-8663

* Community University Television (CUTV)
www.cutvmontreal.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.34$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, 4th floor, during the following dates and times:
September 28 to October 1, 2015, 10am-6pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@cutvmontreal.com

* Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
www.co-opbookstore.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.09$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2150 Bishop Street during the following dates & times:
September 22nd – October 5th, 2015: 10am – 6pm

* Concordia Food Coalition
www.concordiafoodcoalition.com

Undergraduate fee-levy: $0.08/credit

Opt-out by appointment only.

E-mail us at concordiafoodcoalition@gmail.com to schedule a meeting time.

* Concordia Greenhouse
www.concordiagreenhouse.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.12$/credit

Opt-out in person at the Greenhouse, located on the 13th floor of 1455 de Maisonneuve West during the following dates & times:
September 28th – October 5th, 2015: 11am – 5pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@concordiagreenhouse.com

* Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP)
www.concordiavolunteers.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.35$/credit

Opt-out in person at 2110 Mackay, #210, during the following dates & times:
September 28-October 2nd, 11am to 4pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: info@concordiavolunteers.org / 514-848-2424 x 7876

* Le Frigo Vert
www.lefrigovert.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.33$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 1.50$/term

Opt-out in person at 2130 Mackay during the following dates & times:
September 28: 11am-6pm
September 29: 11am-7pm
September 30: 11am-6pm
October 1: 11am-6pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: 514-848-7586; yesfrigo@gmail.com

* People’s Potato
www.peoplespotato.com

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.39$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 2.00$/semester

Opt-out in person at H-735 (inside the kitchen) at 1455 de Maisonneuve West during the following dates & times:

September 28 to October 2; 9:00am-2pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: peoplespotato@gmail.com

*Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG)
www.qpirgconcordia.org

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.31$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester

Opt-out in person at 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204, during the following dates & times:
September 28 to October 2, 2015: 12pm-6pm

* Sustainability Action Fund
www.safconcordia.ca

Undergraduate fee levy: 0.25$/credit
Graduate fee levy: 1,25$/semester

Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay, room 302 (3rd floor) at the following dates and times:
Monday, September 28 to Thursday, October 1st from 10am-12pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: safconcordia@gmail.com

* Sustainable Concordia
www.sustainableconcordia.ca

Undergraduate Fee Levy: 0.15$/credit
Graduate Fee Levy: 0.50$/semester
Opt-out in person at 2090 Mackay Street during the following dates & times:
September 28th – 12pm – 3pm
September 30th – 12pm-3pm
October 1st – 2pm-5pm
October 2nd – 2pm-5pm
OR
by appointment; contact information: office@sustainableconcordia.ca

++++++++++++++++++++++++

What do fee levy groups do?

Together, fee levy groups provide students and the community with diverse resources, services and campaigns, including:
•           ecological and sustainable development campaigns and projects;
•           an international development volunteer program;
•           a gender advocacy center;
•           a fine arts festival;
•           a political cinema series;
•           independent student media (television, radio and print);
•           a natural food co-op;
•           a vegan soup kitchen;
•           a social and environmental justice center;
•           a co-operative bookstore.

In practice, the work of fee levy groups takes many forms, such as:

– fostering a safe environment for LGBTQ students;
– promoting safer, healthier, and more affordable food options on campus;
– providing access to affordable textbooks;
– directly financing students working on projects to improve the environmental and social sustainability of Concordia;
– writing and broadcasting stories concerning events, activities, and student government at our school;
and much more!

In addition to these core mandates, all fee levy groups provide many other tangible benefits to students, such as:

– meaningful volunteer and internship opportunities;
– meaningful job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students;
– mentorship from people with experience in diverse fields;
– skills in running non-profit organizations by participation in assemblies or board of directors.

How are fee levy groups accountable to students?

Our membership base is students who decide the direction and core mandates of our organizations. If a group currently collects fee levies, it is because the undergraduate student body at large had previously decided to confer that status.

Importantly, fee levy groups are legally incorporated, have a constitution, hold Annual General Meetings, publish annual reports and have externally reviewed financial statements. Key documents and information are posted on the websites of fee levy groups, for easy access by members and students.

Along with an ongoing public presence on campus (through services, events, campaigns, projects and more), fee levy groups maintain transparency and accountability to their members. As fee levy groups, we may be comparatively bigger or smaller, but we each work hard to the best of our capacities to provide tangible benefits to the Concordia community. We are by and for Concordia students and community.

The idea of community

Concordia University, like any diverse, multifold community, is made up of many different parts, all of which are valuable. The entire Concordia community benefits from having vibrant, engaged, and accountable organizations on campus.

Not everyone will access every fee levy group during their time at Concordia; in the same way, not every student will go to a CSU meeting or a Stingers game. But these services and initiatives are made possible by all students, and they are therefore always available to all students. One of the strengths the Concordia community is that we support projects and initiatives because many students can benefit from them, not necessarily all of them. The principle of sustainable community is that even though I might not directly benefit from something, it’s still worthwhile to support because it strengthens my community, and by doing so makes all of us better.

info:
www.concordiacommunity.org