ASFA Frosh is a 4 day series of events to welcome all Arts and Science Students to Concordia. what better way to kick off your future at university than a blast to the past?!
Tickets are on sale now! So hurry—throw some tunes on your discman, bring your best all-denim suit, and join us at #froshback!
WHAT IS FROSH?
Frosh stands for "freshman orientation." At ASFA we plan 4 days filled with activities, parties, and challenges to allow new students to meet each other, have fun, and get to know the school and city!
WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS?
Right here on this website! To buy ticket bundles that give you entry to all frosh events, visit our ticket page. You can also buy tickets for certain individual events on their respective event pages.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration happens when you buy your ticket bundle for the whole four days.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY BUNDLE BRACELET?
When buying your ticket, you'll be prompted to select a time for a ‘froshee training’. Upon completing your training (a 1.5 hour MANDATORY training), you can pick up your frosh bracelet on the way out and confirm your registration. You'll need to bring a paper or electronic copy of your email confirmation/ticket to the training.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY INDIVIDUAL BRACELET(S)?
Bracelets for individual events can be picked up at the ASFA office (2070 Mackay, on the 4th floor) the week before Frosh. Otherwise you can pick your ticket up at the door, but there may be a line. If you are picking up your bracelet at the event, we would appreciate if you arrived a bit earlier than the event start time.
In both cases, you need to bring a paper or electronic copy of your email confirmation/ticket.
IF I ONLY WANT TO GO TO ONE EVENT WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Luckily for you, we're selling tickets to individual events! Tickets for Krabby Patty Cookout, Ohana Surf Night, and Piknic Électronik are all being sold individually on their respective event pages.
WHERE TO I PICK UP FROSH SWAG?
Once you've completed your froshee training and picked up your bracelet, you'll be able to pick up your frosh swagbag on the first day of frosh at our Krabby Patty Cookout.
DO I NEED ID AT FROSH?
Yes, you do. As Froshback is an 18+ event you'll need ID to register for the event and at various times throughout the event.
IF I AM UNDER 18 CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Froshback is an 18+ event and as such we require that all participants are 18+. We will be verifying IDs for both the ticket bundles and individual event tickets. If you buy a ticket and are not 18+ we are not by any means required to allow you entry or access to the event. Stay tuned for information about an orientation event to be held in September for incoming students of all ages.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
No refunds will be provided once you have purchased a ticket. Please ensure that you will be 18+ and available on the dates of Frosh before purchasing your ticket. In cases of unforeseen extenuating circumstances, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED AT FROSH?
Meals will be provided at the Krabby Patty Cookout and Ohana Surf Night.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We will be providing alternatives for those who are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
DO I NEED TO DRINK AT FROSH?
There is absolutely no need to drink at frosh—we will be providing alternatives to alcohol at all events!
IF I CHOOSE TO DRINK, HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT I WILL BE SAFE?
Every froshee that buys a full package ticket will be put into a team with two frosh leaders. Your frosh leader’s duty is to make sure that you are safe at all times and that you are drinking responsibly.
We will also have ‘chill zones’ at every event. These zones are safe spaces where you can take a little time away from the activities going on to sit down, drink water, or have a little food. There will be volunteers stationed at these zones to ensure your safety.
CAN I BRING NON-ASFA FRIENDS TO FROSH?
Non-ASFA friends are welcome at all events where individual tickets are being sold.
CAN FASA STUDENTS COME TO ASFA FROSH?
Of course! ASFA welcomes all FASA students at our frosh. First year FASA students can buy full ticket bundles, and all FASA students can buy individual tickets. Please join us!
WILL CONSENT TRAINING BE GIVEN?
Yes! All froshees, frosh leaders, coordinators, and volunteers must undergo consent and sensitivity training. It is provided by the Dean of Students office during the frosh training.
I CANNOT AFFORD THE FROSH PARTICIPATION FEES, ARE THERE ANY OTHER WAYS I CAN PARTICIPATE IN FROSH?
You can volunteer! We are always looking for individuals to help us out at frosh. You can fill out the volunteer form here.
I HAVE A QUESTION THAT HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED?
Email us at email@example.com 😃
HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE TO NOT COMMIT SEXUAL ASSAULT?
One of the most important things you can do is ask for, and ensure you have, your partner’s consent. The word consent means to ‘agree’ or ‘give permission’. In a potential sexual situation it is very important that you ask your partner for consent and receive a positive verbal response before any sexual contact occurs. For example your partner might say: YES! More! That feels good! Keep going!
A consenting partner is one who enthusiastically agrees to be there and involved, who is able to give permission freely and without fear, pressure, force or intimidation. If your partner is passed out, asleep, drunk or high, they can’t legally give consent to engage in any sexual activity.
CONSENT MUST BE:
✅ Mutual. Everyone involved has to agree.
✅ Informed. Everyone involved needs to know what they are consenting to.
✅ Continuous. Your partner can change their mind at any time.
✅ For every act. Just because your partner said yes to one sexual act doesn’t mean they have consented to every sexual act.
HOW DO I ASK FOR CONSENT?
It is the responsibility of the person who is initiating a sexual activity to ask for consent, check-in and be aware of the other person. You and your partner can talk about what you like and don’t like before having sex; and in the moment you can check-in by asking questions like:
• Does this feel good?
• Should I keep going?
• Is that ok?
• What do you want me to do next?
• Do you want me to slow down/stop?
Really listen to what your partner is communicating, and respect your partner’s boundaries. If you are unsure about your partner’s feelings, or if they seem uncomfortable, stop and communicate. Remember that silence, the absence of No or Stop, does not equal consent.
WHAT IS BYSTANDER INTERVENTION?
A big part of stopping sexual violence is recognizing it before it happens. Part of this prevention is teaching people to notice situations that could escalate. This is where bystander intervention comes into play. It’s an approach used to address the behaviours of others, with the goal of creating safer communities and preventing sexual violence. Bystander intervention is when a person sees a situation and voices an opinion about someone else’s language and/or behaviour that is inappropriate, hurtful, abusive or dangerous.
WHEN SHOULD A BYSTANDER INTERVENE?
The first step is to notice when a situation could lead to sexual violence; it could be an interaction that looks relatively minor but has the potential to escalate. Let’s take a look at how different behaviours exist on a continuum. On one end, you have healthy, mutually respectful and safe behaviours. On the opposite end, you have sexually abusive and violent behaviours. There are many points along the continuum in which we can intervene before someone is harmed by sexual violence. Bystanders are encouraged to intervene before behaviours escalate to sexual assault, such as when a person is:
• behaving in a way that feels inappropriate, coercive or harassing;
• making offensive jokes or comments;
• displaying possessiveness, extreme jealousy, and/or aggression;
• saying or doing something that just doesn’t feel right.
A situation also requires action if it is dangerous, appears to be escalating or if the behaviour doesn’t seem like it is going to stop on its own.
HOW CAN A BYSTANDER INTERVENE?
Knowing how to intervene safely and comfortably makes it more likely that a bystander will take action. Whenever possible, it’s important to check in with the person targeted to make sure s/he is comfortable with an intervention and that a bystander taking action will not put the targeted person in more danger. Here are a few ways a bystander can intervene :
Distract: Create a distraction or redirect the focus of either party to ensure s/he can get out of the situation. It if is appropriate, use humour or an excuse to divert the attention of the perpetrator; this creates an opportunity for the target of the behaviour to exit the situation.
Distraction works well in situations of street harassment, for example asking the perpetrator for the time or for directions.
Direct: Confront the harmful behaviour directly, so the target of the behaviour is empowered to leave the situation or the perpetrator can make the choice to stop. This can include stepping in to separate the individuals and using assertive language. Direct intervention can also take the form of asking the targeted person, “Are you ok, do you need help?” or challenging inappropriate jokes and language by stating your discomfort or disapproval.
Delegate: Ask others to get involved to help take charge of the situation, for example friends, a supervisor, bouncer or police. However you decide to intervene make sure that you do so safely.
This information on consent and bystander intervention is provided by the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC). If you need support or have questions about SARC, visit their website.
Policy against Harasement, Discrimination and Violence
File a complaint
To file a complaint, please visit our main website. There you’ll find the full policy, a simple flow chart outlining the process, and the forms to file a complaint.
WHAT IS the policy?
The purpose of this policy is to protect individuals from any harm, such as discrimination, sexual harassement and violence, within the ASFA community and to hold members of the ASFA accountable for their actions.
Who can be held accountable under the policy?
Arts and Science students, ASFA or MA executives, or councillors. This includes frosh leaders and froshies.