The Cultural Diversity team in Student Experience plays a critical role in providing support to Black and racialized 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 at Guelph
- student participants in the CORE Mentorship Program 2023
- events in celebration of Black History Month 2023
- participants in Black History Month Programming 2023
Cultural Diversity Advising
The Cultural Diversity Advisor provides advising and support for students who are Black and racialized. 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 Peer Program for first-year undergraduate students and the CORE Mentorship Program for upper-year students, Black History Month programming, frequent guest speakers, networking events, and more!
Counselling for Students of Colour
Student Experience and Counselling Services have partnered to provide counselling for students who identify as Black and people of colour. Sessions can be booked in advance or day-of.
Financial Resources for Black and Racialized 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.