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Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity Services 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
  • Mentorship, engagement, and transition programs
  • Skill-building workshops and training
  • Community-building and social events
  • Providing ongoing support to culturally-based student organizations
student participants in the CORE Mentorship Program 2024
student participants in the CORE Peer Program 2024
events in celebration of Black History Month 2024
participants in Black History Month Programming 2024

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.

Cultural Diversity Social

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. Programs include the CORE Peer Program, the CORE Mentorship Program, the Black and Racialized Graduate Student Support Network (BRGSSN), Black History Month programming, frequent guest speakers, networking events, and more!

Counselling for Students of Colour

Counselling for Black, Racialized, and 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. 


Anti-Black Racism & Allyship Resources

Resources for the U of G community on how-to on being a better ally to the Black community and engaging in anti-racist actions.

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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.


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The Cultural Diversity newsletter provides updates on resources, supports and programs for Black and racialized students, as well as information on events and resources available to the whole U of G community!

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