2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XIV. General Information

Human Rights and Equity Office

The HREO is located at the north side of the campus at Fielding House, 15 University Avenue East. All enquiries are confidential. Office hours are Monday-Friday: 8:45a.m.- 4:45p.m. Phone: 824-4120, ext. 53000; TTY: 767-0615; Website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/hre.

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

(Mission Statement, Human Rights and Equity Office)

The University of Guelph prohibits harassment or discrimination in work, study, residential and university life on the basis of: race, colour, ancestry, place of origin (where you were born), ethnic background, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status, and family status. In some cases, discrimination includes unfair treatment on the basis of the receipt of public assistance or a pardoned criminal offense.

The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act, as well as the University's Sexual and Gender Harassment Policy and Procedure and Interim Human Rights Procedure, prohibit harassment or discrimination on the basis of these grounds. The University of Guelph is currently developing a comprehensive human rights policy and complaints procedure to integrate and replace these existing policies and procedures.

The University's human rights policies and complaint procedures are available on the HREO Web Page at http://www.uoguelph.ca/hre/.