The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) is proud to present Frosh of the Penguins, open to all incoming students within the Faculty of Management at McGill University. Due to all classes moving online for the Fall 2020 Semester, Management Frosh will be proceeding in a virtual environment. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience that is safe, inclusive and welcoming, even with the uniqueness of Frosh this year. Within our two day virtual event, students will be able to connect with fellow classmates, upper year students, and faculty members, as well as be introduced to the McGill and Montreal community.
No matter where our froshies are this year they will have the ability to meet the McGill community, become comfortable with Montreal, and make long-lasting friends. With the guidance of over 70 Frosh Leaders, Management Frosh is an incoming student's chance to experience all that McGill has to offer.
Frosh is your two day introduction to McGill University and the Faculty of Management through engaging virtual events. Frosh will be dedicated to showcasing McGill campus and student life while helping students foster online connections with other McGill students in a safe and inclusive environment. We encourage all incoming McGill students to participate for the chance to meet other incoming students from around the world.
August 29-30. Other orientation programs will be running in the weeks leading up to Frosh. Make sure you keep an eye out for more information regarding Discover McGill, and Info Day.
Frosh will consist of 2 days of virtual content. All students will be placed in Frosh groups with 4 returning students guiding them through the events. Students will have the chance to learn more about their faculty, bond with their groups, make new friends, all while participating in engaging programming.
Register through the registration button on our homepage!
The price for Management Frosh 2020 is $18 + processing fees, which grants you access to two days of interactive online events and activities.
In your Frosh package you will receive a hat, t-shirt, mug, and more!
The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) represents all full and part time undergraduate students enrolled at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Almost like a student government, the MUS is responsible for providing countless events, activities, and services to students, allowing them to enjoy the best possible university experience.
Frosh coordinators are a group of 10 upper year students who have been working tirelessly this summer to shape your virtual Frosh experience. During the week, keep an eye out for coordinators in white hoodies as they pop in and out of events. Feel free to ask them any questions, or just say hi!
Frosh leaders are McGill Students who have previously participated in Frosh and want to volunteer their time to guide new students through this awesome new experience. They are selected out of a competitive pool of applicants and complete extensive training on harm reduction, online skills, consent, and more!
While we encourage you to attend all Frosh events, there is no mandatory participation. That being said, you do need to register in order to participate in any or all of the events!
Some Frosh events will be recorded or you will have entry access throughout the duration of the event. However, there will be certain events, such as organized bonding activities that will require you to be there on time and present for the entire event. Your Frosh leaders and the schedule will keep you informed on which events these are.
Merchandise will be available for pickup in the week leading up to the Frosh in Montreal. If you are not returning to Montreal for the semester, don’t worry! Merchandise will be held securely for you until you decide to travel to Montreal when deemed appropriate. Information regarding pick up, and delayed pick up will be communicated to you!
Frosh events and programming are for students entering their first year of university at McGill in the Fall, students who entered McGill in the Winter term of the previous academic year, transfer students to McGill. Returning students, family members, and (non-McGill-attending) friends of new students are not permitted to attend Frosh.
We highly encourage all incoming Management students to participate in Management Frosh! It is a great way to make friends in the Management faculty and get acquainted with upper year mentors (Frosh Leaders) and the McGill campus. Even if students have lived in Montreal their entire life, we guarantee Frosh will show them something they have yet to see and will give them a chance to meet tons of people new to Montreal!
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.
Sexual violence is an umbrella term thaty encapsulates two behaviours; sexual harassment and sexual asssault.
Sexual harassment is any form of unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual acts, and verbal sexual aggressions. This includes harassment online or in-person. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, unwelcome sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, questions, or suggestive signals.
Sexual assault is any act of a sexual nature that the done without unambiguous and enthusiastic consent. Sexual harassment becomes sexual assault when physical contact is made. Both sexual assault and harassment can be committed by any gender.
If you or someone you know is affected by sexual assault or harassment during Frosh, please do not hesitate to contact the Inclusivity Coordinator. They will explain the various courses of action available, offer on and off campus resources and support, and will provide confidential, non-judgmental, and pro-survivor support.
Regardless of the nature of the sexual act or type of harassment, if the incident made you uncomfortable we encourage you to reach out to the Inclusivity Coordinator immediately. Unless there is imminent danger, your disclosure will remain completely confidential.
Please note: you do not have to contact the Inclusivity Coordinator directly, leaders and other coordinators are all prepared and trained to receive and help with such information.
Frosh is an exciting week full of new experiences and meeting tons of other incoming students. But just as much as it is exciting, it can also be mentally taxing and stress-inducing. Students are encouraged to speak up when they are struggling with their mental health challenges. McGill has a number of resources available to students during Orientation Week that serves this purpose:
Student’s Frosh Leaders are there to help them every step of the way during Frosh. Always feel free to reach out to your Leaders if you require extra assistance at any point during the week. Additionally, the Management Inclusivity Coordinator will be present during Frosh to ensure all accessibility concerns are addressed and student’s receive adequate support. This Coordinator’s phone number will be accessible once you sign up for Frosh.
If you have any other concerns (medical, mental health, etc.) that you would like to be noted please email us at email@example.com or message McGill Management Frosh on Facebook. We check these regularly and will be sure to get back to you right away. Please remember that we will be better equipped to help you if you tell us of any potential issues before Frosh begins. You are also welcome to reach out to any Frosh Coordinator during the event in order to share any issues that may arise. Please do not worry about approaching us; we are here to ensure your safety and fun at Frosh!
MUS would like to acknowledge that McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. MUS recognizes and respects the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.