Equity-Focussed Support Services & Groups
The university provides many free and low-cost supports for students. If you're not sure what type of support you need, start by contacting the Sociology Undergraduate Program Director or Program Assistant.
- Brave Space Discussions for Black-Identified Students: A peer-to-peer, online space to share feelings about topics relevant within the Black community.
- The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) offers dedicated appointment times for Black-identified students. Students are welcome to note that they are Black-identified and to express a preference to work with a Black-identified counsellor if they so wish.
- We Heal Together: A Monthly Support Group for Black-identified Students: A monthly support group for Black folks looking for alternative community healing methods.
- Access external resources for Black-identified students
- The BIPOC Students' Collective (external link, opens in new window) (A Student Union Equity Centre)
- Many student groups (external link, opens in new window) allow you to connect with students from a similar racial or ethnic background
- Gdoo-maawnjidimi Mompii Indigenous Student Services provides specialized services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples on campus; they also provide referrals to Toronto Aboriginal community agencies
- Peer Support Program (email): Indigenous students who do outreach and provide peer support to Indigenous students on-campus.
- The Indigenous Student Centre, located in KHW-372, is a safe space for Indigenous students to convene; before you drop in for the first time, please contact the Indigenous Student Services Administrative Assistant
First Generation students are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education
- The Tri-Mentoring Program supports First Generation students through mentoring, information sharing, networking, volunteer opportunities, and social events