Student Issues Update – February 2017

Your students’ association has been working hard this year to make real change on campus. Here are the latest updates on the campaigns we’ve been working on.

Help CUSA reform Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy
CUSA, in partnership with the Human Rights Society, is continuing to pressure the university administration to complete a number of reforms to make the current Sexual Violence Policy more survivor-centric. In November 2016, the administration adopted a number of the reforms suggested by students, staff, and campus unions. However, CUSA and many other stakeholders still feel that there is more to be done. That’s why your students’ association is continuing to support Not Our Policy: A Campaign to Reform Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy. The campaign currently involves the following projects:

  • A petition outlining the changes that students want to see made to the policy. CUSA encourages all undergraduate students to sign the petition in order to let the university know that changes to the Sexual Violence Policy are important. Click here to sign the petition.
  • An ongoing banner drop project to continue to draw attention to the campaign.

Want to get involved with the campaign? Email VP Student Issues Alexandra Noguera at


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New women’s only fitness programming now available
In response to CUSA’s campaign Where’s Our Women’s Only Gym Hour, the university Athletics department has implemented new women’s only fitness options three days a week in the Yoga Room. From February 6 – April 14, the space will be women’s only at the following times:
Monday 10:30am – 11:30am
Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday 4:30pm – 5:30 pm
Equipment available in the space will include free weights, benches, bands, steppers, bosus, Swiss balls, medicine balls, foam rollers, mats for stretching, skipping ropes, and stretching bands.
Thank you to all of our campus partners for helping us take action on this great initiative. Let CUSA know what you think of the new women’s only programming! Email VP Student Services Ashley Courchene at or send your feedback to the CUSA Womyn’s Centre at