The Cultural Diversity Office plays a critical role in providing support to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students at the University of Guelph. We aim to foster a supportive, affirming and inclusive campus for students through programming where students can learn about themselves and others, creating spaces for cultural celebration, advocacy and exploring social justice through a diversity and inclusion lens including:
- Advising and counselling through our Cultural Diversity Advisor
- Semester and yearlong mentorship, engagement, and transition programs
- Skill-building workshops and training
- Community-building and social events
Supporting the Needs of Black Students
In response to student-organized demonstrations in 2015, a report detailing the experiences of Black students at the University of Guelph was written and released. The data collected informed recommendations used in the development of key supports, policies and programs. Focus groups were held with black students spanning domestic through international, undergraduate and graduate; a broad range of academic disciplines; and living arrangements that included on- and off-campus, and commuters. Read more...
Programs & Events
We offer intentionally designed programming, events, and environments for students to engage in meaningful cultural dialogue, learn to navigate complex environments and expand the understanding of racial and ethnic diversity on campus through a social justice lens.
Meet & Connect with Our Staff
Stay connected with us! We'd love to hear from you. Here are a few ways to get in touch and keep up with our programs, events, and important information for BIPOC students.