The Campaign was created to establish Conestoga College's commitment to providing students with a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment.
- In Winter 2008, a Student Life Programmer was hired in part to research, develop and oversee a student Respect Campaign. At that time a cross-college group of students, Conestoga Student Inc., Student Life and other College employees were invited to participate on a committee to develop the strategy for the Respect Campaign. This vast committee consisted of 23 diverse members who met throughout the Winter semester.
- In Summer 2008, promotional materials were developed with the leadership of a Graphic Design student.
- In September 2008, the Campaign was launched during Orientation and continues to be a strong force in action today.
Conestoga College would like to extend its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Confederation College for its support in the initial discussions and planning phases of our Respect Campaign. The concept for a Respect Campaign at Conestoga was born in thanks to Confederation College's vision to build a respectful and tolerant campus community for their students in Thunder Bay, Ont.
While Conestoga has been able to build a campaign of its own with its own unique messages, goals, objectives, vision and distinctive look, we remain indebted to Confederation College for their shared best practices and support.