Human Rights & Equity Office
Welcome to the Human Rights & Equity Office
The role of the Human Rights and Equity Office is to help maintain an environment within which all persons, regardless of their personal characteristics, feel that they are treated with dignity and respect. Our staff, together with a large number of interested University community members, works toward meeting the University's commitment to protecting and upholding the human rights of every individual and to providing special programs to end the effects of historical disadvantage and to achieve equity in all areas of University life.
Advancing human rights is a community responsibility. The Office provides a number of opportunities for members of the University community to become involved in the process of protecting and extending human rights and equity, including working as a human rights volunteer to assist with the resolution of concerns and complaints, and participating in public sessions on human rights issues. With such participation, the HREO contributes to making the University of Guelph a welcoming and inclusive place for living, learning and working.