Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services

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Campus Observation Room (COR)

What is COR?

The Campus Observation Room (COR) is:

  • A voluntary, confidential, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off.
  • A non-medical detox service run by Student Wellness Services with the support of Hotel Dieu Hospital detox staff.
  • A harm-reduction program aimed at reducing the risk of alcohol-related injury by assessing and monitoring intoxicated students, and referring them to a medical facility when warranted.
  • Completely CONFIDENTIAL - no report of anyone’s visit to COR is ever given to anyone (not Residences, not the Registrar’s office, not parents).
  • A support to the KGH Emergency Department. For every intoxicated student who comes to COR instead of the hospital, there’s an extra bed available in the Emergency Room for a critically ill patient.
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  • Two student volunteers in lime green t-shirts stand by the COR banner with activities and paper resources displayed on a table in front of them.

    COR Volunteers are busy this fall sharing our messages about safe drinking and COR services.  If you see a volunteer in COR lime green, say hello! 

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    COR is a confidential, non judgmental, voluntary service to help keep Queen's students, guests and alumni safe. 

Who can come to COR?

All Queen’s students and guests to Queen’s are welcome at COR. We do not admit St. Lawrence, RMC or local high school students. Beyond that, the criteria to be admitted include:

  • Intoxicated on alcohol only, no other substance.
  • Able to walk (with support) and talk (mutters are OK) - if you can’t walk and talk, we send you to the KGH Emergency Department so you can be checked out by a physician.
  • Willingness to stay - we will never force anyone to be there.
  • No other major injuries - if someone has hit their head or is bleeding heavily, they will need to be checked out by a physician. If they are medically cleared, they can return to COR.

Where is COR?

COR main site is located on the Queen’s University campus in Chez Lenny (across from the Leonard Dining Hall).  Access will be at the South-East Entrance off Albert Street.  We will also have a second site open for Homecoming located on Queen's University campus in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS) room 107.

Contact COR

For more information or to have COR support a safe drinking event on campus, contact us:

COR is currently accepting applications for our FALL HIRING PERIOD. Complete an application by clicking on the "Volunteer with Us" button on the side of this page!