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.
Queen's Equity Locator
Looking for gender neutral or accessible washrooms or Indigenous landmarks on campus? There’s an iOS app for that!
The Equity Locator offers maps of the Queens University main, west and Isabel campuses with equity-related points of interest – from safety basics like phones, emergency exits, and security lamps, to accessible elevators, washrooms and entrances, and to amenities such as gender-neutral washrooms, breastfeeding stations, and resources.Download the app
Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator
The 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. The Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator works in the Student Experience Office.
Human Rights and Equity Office
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)
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.
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.
The Office of the University Ombudsperson 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.
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.
Society of Graduate and Professional Students
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 well-being and success of graduate and professional students.