Human Rights at the University of Guelph

Spectators gather on Johnston Green to view an Aboriginal celebration

Canada is recognized around the world as a champion of human rights. At the University of Guelph, we stand tall as influential human rights promoters.

All members of our campus community have the right to study, work and live free from discrimination and harassment based on their gender, religion, race, colour, sexual orientation, national origin, age or physical ability.

DHR supports members of our campus community regarding human rights issues. Ontario's Human Rights Code, which stipulates that all people be given equal rights and opportunities without discrimination, is our guiding document.

We manage the university’s dispute resolution process as outlined in our Human Rights at the University of Guelph policy. We assist the campus community with informal and mediated resolutions as well as formal complaints.

All interactions are managed with the utmost respect for privacy and confidentiality.

Our human rights mandate also extends beyond dispute resolution.

We deliver comprehensive human rights training to multiple audiences. We collaborate across campus to apply best practices that make it easier to access and resolve human rights issues. Our commitment to human rights includes the responsibility of ensuring our campus community is equipped to honour that commitment.

To speak with someone about human rights matters, please call Ext. 53000, send us an email ( or visit our office.