The lists below are intended to connect students, staff, and faculty with the campus resources available to support wellness and foster a safe and respectful community, which includes Queen's commitment to the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity.
Queen's EDII Initiatives
A space to anonymously share thoughts on how the Faculty of Arts & Science can improve on their EDII efforts.
The Human Rights and Equity Office comprises Queen's Human Rights Advisory Services, Equity Services, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Accessibility Hub. HREO's vision: an inclusive community that values, respects, and celebrates the dignity and worth of every person, and where all can be their best.
Within the office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Inclusive Queen's is a place where community members can learn about the resources, programs, and new initiatives that are helping to build a campus that embraces diversity and empowers all members of the Queen's community to thrive.
Indigenous Terminology Guide (2019)
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric of life at the university.
Wellness and Community Resources
This central online resource connects Queen’s community members to all of the accessibility initiatives and services on campus.
The Ban Righ Centre supports the ongoing formal and informal education of women, especially women returning to Queen’s University.
The Cultural Supports webpage by Inclusive Queen's provides links to Cross-Cultural Counselling services, the Queen's University International Centre, and a number of Student Cultural Clubs on campus.
Queen's University chaplains provide confidential counselling, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff on campus.
The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, or 4D as it is affectionately called, strives to be a home away from home, a hub of activity and an essential resource for Queen's Indigenous students. 4D offers advising, cultural programming, cultural counselling and support.
Includes information and resources on: Aboriginal, Accommodation, Age, Citizenship, Creed, Disability, Domestic Violence, Marital and Family Status, Gender Identity, Investigations, Immigrant, visitor and refugee women in an abusive relationship, Race and Racism, Sex, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation
Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75111
The Peer Support Centre is a group of dedicated student volunteers who provide a welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. Students are encouraged to speak with PSC volunteers who will listen and offer support for any and all issues. PSC volunteers can suggest resources available on campus and in the Kingston community.
PSC X CARED is a dedicated service for self-identified BIPOC students
Positive Space is a sticker program for the entire campus community welcoming sexual and gender diversity and signaling that individuals can receive support and information on LGBTQ issues
Scholars of Colour is a community of graduate students of colour in the department of History, English Language & Literature, Philosophy, and Classics at John Watson Hall, Queen's University. Learn more about the fantastic graduate research being conducted by BIPOC scholars in the Humanities at Queen's University.
Student Wellness Services provides health, counselling, and accessibility services to Queen’s students.
Book an appointment with a physician, nurse, or counsellor. Counsellors are embedded in most faculties/schools, including residence, and there are specialized supports for racialized students, LGBTQ+ students, Indigenous students, and Black-identified students.
Yellow House is a safe, comfortable and accountable space for queer, racialized, marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate and to honour their histories. Yellow House seeks to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices.
Offers maps of Queen’s campus with crowd sourced equity related points of interest, including accessible entrances, gender-neutral washrooms, elevators, and more.
The Multifaith calendar is a valuable resource for community members who seek to demonstrate inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty, visitors and guests of the University. In today's diverse and multicultural society, festivals and faith-based holidays are an important part of many people's lives. Being aware of these events can foster an open and inclusive environment.
Tel: 613-533-6000 Ext. 36330
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Service is part of the Human Rights and Equity Office, an independent department on campus located in Mackintosh Corry Hall. SVPRS is the point on contact on campus for students impacted by sexual violence and for prevention initiatives.
QUIC is a support service for all members of the Queen's community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.
Teaching and Learning Resources
This website offers starting points specifically focused on teaching and learning to address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to take action on the Queen's University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report Yakwanastahentéha / Aankenjigemi / Extending the Rafters.
Includes: Pedagogy of Peace
CTL offers resources related to inclusive pedagogies, decolonization, accessibility, Indigenous pedagogies, and social presence in face-to-face and remote teaching environments.
A resource created by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives in 2019.