The Cultural Diversity Office plays a critical role in providing support to ethnically and racially diverse 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
Cultural Diversity Advising
The Cultural Diversity Advisor provides advising and support for students who are racially or culturally diverse, including students who self-identify as racialized and/or as an ethnic or cultural minority. An Advisor is a staff member who provides information about the many supports and resources available to students at U of G. An Advisor can guide and assist you in navigating the university system, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, describing the overarching expectations of students, and facilitating connections with other campus or community supports, resources or services.
Programs, Events & Opportunities
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. Our program offerings include the CORE Mentorship Program, Black History Month programming, frequent guest speakers, networking events, and more!
"The CORE mentorship program has really helped me a lot both academically and in my personal life. It gave me the guidance on academics and career paths that I had been looking for and the conversations I had were inspiring and empowering. I truly believe the connection I made will last a lifetime."
– Bio-Medical Science student, 3rd year
Financial Resources for Ethnically and Racially Diverse Students
There are many programs available to assist with funding your education. Here you will find some financial resources and opportunities for students who self-identify as black, racialized and students of colour.