What is Radical Frosh?
Radical Frosh is a 3-day orientation program that is organized by QPIRG-McGill. As an alternative orientation program, Rad Frosh offers both a creative and politically progressive orientation to around 150 new students. Throughout the weekend, students will participate in radical guided tours, a concert, art-making, DIY fair, film screening, workshops, and more, introducing students to various social, political, and environmental issues, movements, and organizations at McGill and in Montreal. We hope that by presenting a wide range of both educational and recreational activities, new students will have a fun weekend and become familiarized with local social and environmental organizing. This year Radical Frosh will take place from September 1st – September 3rd, and we’d love for you to participate!
Become a facilitator! | Deadline for applications – Monday, August 15th at 5:00 pm
Facilitators are non-hierarchical frosh leaders who are essential to the Rad Frosh experience! Facilitators will be paired up and be responsible for guiding one group of new students throughout the weekend. It’s a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to learn more about the amazing organizing being done on campus and in Montreal!
Rad Frosh Facilitators are expected to:
- Be present during programming throughout Rad Frosh, which will take place during the afternoon and evening of September 1, and all day September 2 & 3
- Ensure that first-year participants have a fun, educational, and safe as possible time during the program
- Help participants navigate the campus and city
- Play a mentorship role for the participants in their group
- Be an active, non-judgmental, harm reductive, and respectful guide for their group of participants throughout the weekend
- When possible, provide logistical support prior to and throughout the weekend to help ensure that Rad Frosh runs as smoothly as possible (ex. help us with tasks such as cooking with Midnight Kitchen, setting up for workshops and events, help table before Rad Frosh, help stuff Rad Frosh bags, etc.)
We’re looking for individuals who have experience working with youth and who are – or would like to become – engaged in radical/community organizing to apply. Because we aim to make Frosh as accessible and empowering as possible to a wide variety of participants, we especially encourage facilitator applications from those who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, mixed race, disabled, and / or trans.
All facilitators, both new and returning, are required to participate in two evenings of mandatory facilitator training and sign a Facilitator Accountability Agreement. Facilitator Training will take place from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30; details will be sent to accepted facilitators after they apply!