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Diversity and Human Rights

The Diversity and Human Rights Office of the University of Guelph is dedicated to the removal of all systemic barriers, discrimination and harassment and will engage in advocacy within the university community towards this end.

The University of Guelph is committed to a campus free of discrimination and harassment based on: disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (faith), age (18 - 64 for the purposes of employment only), marital status, family status, receipt of public assistance (in accommodation only) and same-sex partnership status, in work, study and residential life.

The Diversity and Human Rights office provides the following services to members of the University community:

  • assists those with supervisory responsibilties in the resolution of human rights concerns
  • helps those who are involved in a human rights concern, dispute or complaint access the support of trained personnel
  • brings to the attention of those in positions of responsibility any University policy, procedures and practices that appear to discriminate against individuals or groups based on prohibited grounds
  • acts on any equity-related matters that may be referrred to the office by the President

The University's human rights policy and procedures can be viewed at Human Rights at the University of Guelph

The Employment Equity webpage provides more information on the university's employment equity policy. Committed to creating a more accessible workplace, the university has an employment accommodation fund to support the needs of employees with disabilities. For details about accommodation, please visit Employment Accommodation.

For more information please visit the Diversity and Human Rights website.