McGill University's mission and principles embrace equity and inclusiveness on campus. MORSL's work directly supports those principles through our dedication to:
- raising religious literacy around both traditional world religions and newer religious movements
- offering services and programs to students that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society
- respecting the integrity of different religious traditions and encouraging others to do likewise
- respecting those without religion
- working cooperatively to encourage an ethical approach to common concerns.
>> Learn more about MORSL's commitment.
Bill 21 was passed into law on June 16, 2019. Please refer to our resources and FAQ on Bill 21 to learn more.
Religious Practice on and Around Campus
Accommodation of Holidays and Holy Days
McGill University recognizes and respects the diversity of its community, including diversity of religious faiths and observances. The University is committed to providing an environment in which its students can fulfill both their university and their religious commitments. Visit this page for McGill's Policy for the Accommodation of Religious Holy Days.
For faculty, event planners and members of the McGill community interested in learning more about important dates in various faith communities, please visit this website for the calendar of holy days referenced at McGill.
What can I do if I feel subjected to religious-based discrimination at McGill?
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact 911. If on campus, call McGill Security Services: Downtown at 514-398-3000; Macdonald Campus at 514-398-7777.If you feel that you are facing discrimination at McGill based on your religion or on any other prohibited ground (gender, race, disability, etc.), several groups/organizations on and off campus (link to Resources) that can offer emotional and/or procedural support. McGill’s core values include respect and inclusion, and the institution has a policy on dealing with harassment and discrimination, including that on religious grounds. A detailed website explains this policy and outlines the steps for filing a complaint, whether the discrimination is happening between students, staff, faculty or any combination thereof. Regardless of whether or not you decide to file a complaint, there are support services at McGill equipped to help you, including MORSL staff.
As part of our Spirituality, Wellness and Solidarity workshop, we've prepared a list of tips to help students learn, listen and act as an ally to students who may face religious discrimination. It is available as a one-page downloadable and printable PDF document. If you curious about other faiths or how faith fits into the student experience, check out the resources at MORSL, our annual Discover Spiritual McGill fair, various experiential learning opportunities, the My Neighbour's Faith series, or simply contact us!