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.
For urgent support, please follow this link to the student wellness centre.
For resources outside of Queen's, please visit Student Wellness Services Other Supports & Resources page.
This central online resource connects Queen’s community members to all of the accessibility initiatives and services on campus. This includes direct links to Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and information on academic accommodations for students, as well as help with the new VENTUS portal.
Ban Righ Centre for Mature Women
The Ban Righ Centre assists women-identified students of all ages, especially those who are returning to university after a time away to continue formal or informal education.
The Centre is located on campus and is a hub of campus life for mature women students and mothers from diverse backgrounds, through which they can become part of a community of peers.
Cultural Supports (by Inclusive Queen's)
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.
Faith and Spiritual Life
Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. As part of Student Affairs, Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful, and safe space. Chaplains can also provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff.
We are faith-positive, spirituality-positive, and queer-positive. We respect and advocate for both freedom of, and freedom from, religion.
Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
Website: https://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections/ and Facebook
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.
Human Rights Advisory Services: Human Rights Issues
Human Rights Advisory Services provides advice to Queen's community members concerning human rights issues arising at Queen's and advocates for human rights practices and policies that respond to the needs of Queen's equity-seeking communities.
Queen's encourages anyone who has been personally affected by any form of human rights related discrimination or harassment to contact the Human Rights Advisory Services.
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.
This includes the Client Intake Human Rights Form, IN-SIGHT Harassment, Discrimination, and Bias/Hate Incident Anonymous Submission Form.
Peer Support Centre (PSC)
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 Program
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
Email: email@example.com (Yos Tarshish, Assistant Director of Queen's Hillel)
Queen’s Hillel is the centre for Jewish life on campus. We provide social, educational, and religious opportunities to ensure that there is a vibrant Jewish community at Queen’s University. Queen’s Hillel creates a pluralistic environment in which anyone in the Queen’s community, regardless of denomination or religious belief, can feel comfortable and included. Whether it be one of our eight annual Shabbat dinners, our Holocaust Education Week activities, Israel experience and engagement programs, countless Tzedek initiatives that take us into the greater Kingston community, or our legendary Bar Mitzvah Bash, Queen’s Hillel truly has something for everyone. And if what you’re looking for doesn’t exist yet-we want to help you create it!
Scholars of Colour at Watson Hall
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
For students in need of wellness support, Student Wellness Services provides medical health, mental health, health promotion, and accessibility services to Queen’s students. SWS supports the personal, academic, and social health development of students at Queen's by providing a range of programs and services. They aim to offer a welcoming, confidential, and integrated services that is responsive to your health and wellness needs.
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.
Mental health resources include one-on-one appointments or self-directed mental health supports such as Empower Me and Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Queen’s Equity Locator App
Apple Queen's Equity Locator App
Offers maps of Queen’s campus with crowd sourced equity related points of interest, including accessible entrances, gender-neutral washrooms, elevators, and more.
Queen's Multifaith Calendar
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.
Queen’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services
VESTA online support hub: https://www.queensu.ca/sexualviolencesupport/vesta-campus
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.
Vesta is an online support hub which allows you to record your experience, access on-campus and off-campus support, anonymously submit, and report to the Kingston Police.
Queen’s University International Centre
Website: http://quic.queensu.ca/ and Facebook
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.