Yellow House student centre for equity & inclusion
We are committed to creating a comfortable and accountable space for students who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Colour (QTBIPoC) to feel safe, to create community, to be empowered, to celebrate their identity and to flourish. We seek to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices.
We work together to serve students through four major goals:
We seek to be a safer space for QTBIPoC students to create community.
The ability to create community is integral to student wellness. The Yellow House is a safe space for QTBIPoC students to exist and be themselves. To thrive. To find joy. A space where QTBIPOC students can connect with one another to benefit from the power of community to support, to uplift and stand together.
We connect QTBIPoC students with university resources that are tailored to their needs.
The Yellow House is a resource centre for QTBIPoC students. A space to get connected to university resources, with a focus on connecting QTBIPOC students with QTBIPOC service providers. A space where QTBIPoC students feel comfortable to access university resources as a community or as individuals that are tailored to their needs.
We honour the voices of QTBIPoC students
Yellow House student clubs and all QTBIPoC students engaging in student-centered anti-oppression and anti-racism work have a valued role within the university. Students have formalized opportunities to share their ideas and perspectives, shaping university policy in meaningful ways to encourage an inclusive campus culture. Students are appropriately recognized for their work.
We are committed to growth
We meaningfully engage QTBIPoC student communities in development opportunities that support personal, academic and professional growth. The Yellow House curates a suite of co-curricular programs and tools designed to develop acumen that foster future changemakers who will make an impact on inclusion at Queen’s and beyond.
Connecting QTBIPoC students to opportunities that build skills and connections to jobs is an important aspect of dismantling frameworks that impede on equitable opportunities and to advance socio-economic status.
This mandate and set of goals reflect the vision for programs and services offered through the Yellow House. The clubs placed in the Yellow House each have a unique mandate and mission to reach a variety of students. Learn more about the Clubs.
Please note we work closely with the team at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre and are pleased to make direct referrals for any student who identifies as Indigenous and may find themselves at the Yellow House to honour other aspects of their identity.
Permanent name is pending formal consultation planned this academic year.