During the evening of Tuesday, September 11th, CUSA held its first Comedy Night of the year at Oliver’s Pub. On stage for this event were a number of performers from the Toronto area. Not too long after the commencement of the program, the performers engaged in the use of language that was offensive to our members and runs contrary to the policies of CUSA and Carleton University.
The CUSA Executive would like to formally apologize for this incident to all those who were present on Tuesday and generally to any member of the Carleton or larger community who may have been affected by this situation.
CUSA believes it is important to provide a safe space for all members of the Carleton community and to proactively prevent occurrences such as the one that took place on Tuesday night. While precautions were taken by the CUSA Executive to prevent the language that was used, this clearly was not enough.
Moving forward, CUSA will be reviewing the process by which the organization chooses and evaluates performances that it sponsors at Carleton. In the coming weeks, CUSA’s Equity Committee will develop a policy to regulate how this process is undertaken in an attempt to avoid instances such as this in the future.
CUSA will continue to advocate for and provide a safe space for all our members.
Vice President Student Issues
Carleton University Students’ Association