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General Support and Advocacy Resources

Queen’s is fortunate to welcome students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds. The university offers a variety of tailored services, programs, and resources to support and engage individuals from a range of cultures, ethnicities, spiritual affiliations, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator, Student Affairs

Vanessa Yzaguirre, Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator (Student Affairs), works closely with members of the Queen’s community to enhance student support programs that promote inclusion and increase the visibility of support resources that are available for underrepresented students. Email vcyr@queensu.ca

Human Rights and Equity Offices

Queen's Human Rights Office informs, educates, and advises the Queen's community about their rights and responsibilities in the area of human rights. The Human Rights staff can also provide confidential advisory services to students, staff, and faculty following incidences of harassment or discrimination.

The Equity Office facilitates the development of new policies, procedures, and programs that remove barriers to equity and ensure greater and equal participation of marginalized groups in the university.

Alma Mater Society (AMS)

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The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is a student-run organization that serves and represents the students at Queen’s within the university and externally. The AMS also provides services and activities aimed at cultivating a sense of social awareness and supporting students with diverse backgrounds, such as the Social Issues Commission, Peer Support Centre, and student clubs dedicated to celebrating religious and cultural identities.

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Society of Graduate and Professional Students

[SGPS]Representing graduate, law, and consecutive education students, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students advocates at all levels of university administration and lobbies the federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues crucial to the wellbeing and success of graduate and professional students.

Queen's Equity Locator

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Looking for gender neutral or accessible washrooms, elevators, or Indigenous landmarks on campus? There’s an iOS app for that!

Human Resources

Queen's is committed to providing a supportive and rewarding work environment for all staff members. Professional human resources staff are available to answer questions about career opportunities, policies, HR services, benefits, accommodations, or career development.

Office of the University Ombudsman

The University Ombudsman provides independent, impartial, and confidential advisory services. These services may include facilitating the informal resolution of concerns and complaints of Queen’s faculty, staff, and students.

Office of the Rector

A student leader elected by students, the Rector serves as the representative of all undergraduate and graduate students to the institution in matters pertaining to education. Serving on university governing bodies and committees, including the Board of Trustees and Senate, the Rector voices student concerns and promotes educational excellence.

The Rector also acts as an advisor and advocate for students in grievance procedures, and serves as a confidential support resource.

Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's by providing a range of health, counselling and accessibility programs and services.