At the University of Guelph, we believe that everyone should be able to live in a hate free environment. It's important to us that our programs, services, and spaces are safe(r) for everybody. No matter the colour of your skin, what you believe in, where you come from, how you got here, who you love, or how you choose to identify yourself, we welcome you. If you or someone you know has been impacted by hate activities, we’re here to help.
Below is a listing of resources with contact information. Many of our services have Advisors available for students. An Advisor is a staff member who offers a listening ear, provides information about the many supports and resources available, and both guides and helps students in navigating the university system. This includes direct support as well as facilitating connections with other campus or community services, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, and describing overarching expectations of students.
Aboriginal Student Services - Advising & Support
Providing support with financial, academic, cultural, employment and personal concerns. Individual and group counselling by appointment.
Services are available at the Aboriginal Resource Centre for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students - whether of a traditional background or not - to offer personal support and assistance in the self-discovery, personal growth and healing journey.
Natasha Young, MSW, RSW
Aboriginal Student Advisor
International Student Services – Advising & Support
One-to-one support for International Students (UG, GR, OCC, & new PRs). Providing support with academic and personal concerns, relationships, cultural adjustment, work/life balance, SIN & job search strategies, health insurance/finances, finding campus and community resources, and more.
Acting Manager, Office of Intercultural Affairs & International Student Advisor
Acting International Student Advisor
Multi-Faith Student Services – Advising & Support
Team members are available to listen and support students - even if they do not identify with a particular faith tradition. As a diverse team, they affirm the dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity. Together, they work to create positive spaces where all are afforded equal opportunity to thrive.
Drop-in hours run daily throughout the semester from 10am-12pm in Raithby House, Room 100. All are welcome.
Coordinator, Multi-Faith Programs
Multi-Faith Resource Team (Guelph Campus Ministry - Christian Reformed)
LGBTQ2IA+ Student Services – Advising & Support
Campus and community services, supports, resources and programming offered for LGBTQ2IA+ undergraduate and graduate students can be found on the Student Life LGBTQ2IA+ Community Page.
Our student OUTline Facilitator can also guide you to find support and resource information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racialized Student Servicess – Advising & Support
Providing support with financial, academic, cultural, employment and personal concerns.
Working with students coming from different cultural backgrounds and identities in navigating cultural exploration.
Amilah Baksh, MSW, RSW
Cultural Diversity Advisor
With a commitment to help you find the support you need so you are able to achieve your personal and academic goals, Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk with a counsellor to explore, understand, and work through personal challenges.
There are many ways to book an appointment:
- By Phone: Call 519-824-4120, ext. 53244 between the hours of 8:15am and 4:15pm Mon-Fri to book a 50-minute first appointment, or to cancel or re-book an existing appointment. (please note the 24-hour cancellation policy detailed in fees).
- In Person: UC Level 3 (South Elevator) and turn left as exit elevator and enter Counselling Services
Urgent Walk-In Appointments:
- Counselling Services offers Urgent Walk-In Service Monday-Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the Fall and Winter semesters, and from 2:00pm - 3:30 pm in the Summer semester.
- Counselling Services also offers limited evening urgent walk in at Health Services
The Office of Diversity and Human Rights - Advising
The Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) helps promote a study, work and living environment free of discrimination and harassment. Services are available to all members of the University of Guelph community including students, staff, faculty and visitors. We hope that you will take a few moments to review the University of Guelph's Inclusion Framework and the many, many resources that DHR has to offer. Please contact us if you are in need of assistance and direction.
DHR provides advice and manages the dispute resolution processes under the University’s Human Rights Policy and the formal complaint process under the University's Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures for Students.
**In most situations, DHR cannot take action on your complaint until you have made a formal complaint submission. Anonymous complaints cannot be accepted.
There is an intake process to access DHR services.
Guelph Campus Police Services
The University of Guelph Campus Community Police maintain a close working relationship with Guelph Police Services, the Guelph Fire Department and other related agencies to ensure a safer community. University officers are regularly trained at Guelph Police Service in Use of Force and other elements of every day policing.
The Campus Community Police dispatching centre responds to all emergencies on campus as well as monitoring video surveillance cameras, intrusion alarms, fire alarms and emergency phones. It is also the communication centre for after hours non-emergency situations such as maintenance issues and lock-outs.
- To contact us by phone dial: 519-840-5000
- If using a campus telephone use extention 52000.
- To contact us by phone dial: 519-824-4120 extention 52245
- If using a campus telephone use extention 52245.
**To submit a tip or to report a non-urgent incident please fill out the incident tip/report form.