Campus Resources

Centre for Human Rights

Room S327, Ross Building
Director: Noël A. J. Badiou
Senior Advisor:  Selwyn McSween

The Centre for Human Rights exists to provide all university constituencies an accessible, impartial, non-adversarial, and confidential resource for the timely and fair resolution of problems. York University community members may pursue the just, fair and equitable resolution of complaints about University-related concerns with respect to 1) alleged unfairness in a University process, application of a process or absence of a process as outlined in its policies, procedures, rules or directives or 2) alleged discrimination and/or harassment as defined in the OntarioHuman Rights Code.

The Centre provides impartial information, advice, referrals, problem solving and informed intervention. We are available to listen to concerns, issues, and complaints; to clarify university policy and procedure; to explore informal and alternative conflict resolution options; and, to help you find the person or department that can address your inquiries. Sometimes we will conduct an investigation but mostly we mediate and facilitate resolutions between people. We collaborate and coordinate with other offices across York as needed to solve problems and miscommunications as they arise. We can be your “last resort,” offering assistance when existing channels, processes, and procedures have failed or, we may be your first stop when you do not know where to begin. The Centre for Human Rights is located in S327 Ross Building. It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and if you need to see us outside office hours, we can arrange that. You can reach us at 416 736 5682 or by email at

Centre for Women and Trans People at York

416-736-2100 ext. 33484
Room 322 Student Centre

The Centre for Women and Trans People at York offers peer counselling, referral services and a small library in the only women-only space on campus. In addition, they offer a wide range of events including educational forums, entertainment events, self-defense workshops and much more. In addition, the Centre has gay/lesbian staff and gay/lesbian/bisexual volunteers.

Counselling and Disability Service

Glendon Campus: Counselling and Disability Services, 103 Glendon Hall phone: 416-487-6709

Keele Campus:  Counselling and Disability Services, North 110 Bennett Centre for Student Services, phone: 416-736-5297

Counselling and Disability Services for Students with Physical, Medical or Sensory Disabilities are provided in North 108 Ross Building, phone: 416-736-5140

York University’s Counselling and Disability Services provides a professional and supportive environment in which all York students will have access to a range of services that assist in facilitating their academic success.  We are committed to a collaborative, best-practice model that reflects innovative and research-based service delivery. 

York students are invited to discuss their personal concerns with a counsellor. In order to make an appointment, come to N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services Monday to Friday, or telephone 416-736-5297. All interviews are confidential.  We also offer groups and workshops with a variety of focuses and themes, including: assertiveness training, effective presentation skills, eating and body image, anger management, achieving goals, stress management, mindfulness, building self-esteem and self-confidence and avoiding procrastination among others. Most groups are offered during both the fall and winter terms depending on enrolment.  Check the CDS website and watch for advertisements in The Excalibur student newspaper in early September and January for information about groups offered and registration.

Jewish, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Support and Social Group

416-925-9872, ext. 2114 or contact York Jewish Student Federation at 416-736-5178

The Coalition runs weekly peer support groups downtown, and offers other programming throughout the year.

Mature & Part-Time Students

111 Central Square

Open to students of all Faculties, the Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-time Students (ACMAPS) provides information, advice and support to help mature and part-time students make the most of their York experience. ACMAPS is a place where students, staff and professors can meet to share common interests and experiences.

Security Services

228 William Small Centre
x33333 or 416-736-5333 (emergency)
416-650-8000 (non-emergency)

The Security and Parking is committed to providing a healthy, safe, secure and accessible environment to all members of the York community. The Department responds to emergencies and also is an appropriate authority to which harassing or homophobic acts on campus can be reported.

SexGen York


SexGen York is supported by the Centre for Human Rights. SexGen is a program of the Centre responsible for addressing issues and concerns of sexual and gender diversity, whether in terms of university policy areas, academic climate or the general university environment.  SexGen acts as an advisory and advocacy body.

The full committee meets once a month. Members can also volunteer to sit on a sub-committee of the larger committee. The committee is looking for new members from York's faculty, staff and student bodies. Applicants from different racial, religious, ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged.

Community members who are interested in joining the committee should:

  • Demonstrate interest in and commitment to issues of sexual and gender diversity as they intersect with broader human rights, and
  • Be prepared to attend 80 per cent of the committee meetings per year.

To find out more about SexGen York or any of its programs, please visit website or contact the Centre for Human Rights:

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line (SASSL)

Room 449B Student Centre
Crisis Line:  416-650-8056
Information Line:  416-736-2100 Ext. 40345


The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line is a 24 hours, 7 days/week support line for sexual assault survivors.  If you would like to speak to a trained peer counsellor and/or would like information and referrals, please phone.

Student Community & Leadership Development

S172 Ross Building

The Centre for Student Community and Leadership Development strives to provide student services and programs that are innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the community. The Office has a unique role in providing problem solving and crisis interventions that minimize disruptions to student life and to the academic and administrative functioning of the University.  Most importantly, the Office believes that how services are delivered is an important determinant of their effectiveness, and that the University is best served by a campus-wide commitment to Quality, Equity, Diversity and Balance.

Transgendered, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Alliance at York (TBLGAY)

Room A449 Student Centre
416-736-2100 ext. 20494

TBLGAY is a student-run organization, providing services to York's transgendered, bisexual, lesbian and gay communities. Offers support groups, social, political and education programming, community referrals and a small resource library. Also provide a "safe place" for studying or socialization. Open five days a week with a male and female coordinators and a staff of volunteers.