Stop Racism/March 21st Committee
The Stop Racism/March 21st Committee is an ad hoc group of University of Calgary Volunteers composed of students, staff and faculty with a common interest in actively addressing racism and discrimination in society. The committee's primary objectives are to bring about a heightened awareness of the many ways racism is manifested in society at large and its pernicious effects on campus, provide different activities to engage the various constituent groups on campus and in the larger community and to support the university's goal to provide an inclusive environment for work and study which respects the dignity of all students and groups.
Women’s Resource Centre
The Women’s Resource Centre was created to achieve equality at the University of Calgary and to create a more inclusive campus environment where each individual's agency and voice are nurtured to contribute to the collective spirit of a community where citizenship and leadership is made possible for all, regardless of gender.
Advisor to the President on Women's Issues
The Advisor to the President on Women’s Issues makes recommendations to the President for action, and with the help of the President’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues, monitors results of previous recommendations, facilitates communication among university groups concerned with women’s issues, and participates in the development of employment equity policies and procedures.
Academic Women’s Association
The Academic Women’s Association (AWA) is to advance academic women’s career development from earliest stages to post-career, through advocacy and raising awareness of women’s issues in collaboration with other equity associations on campus.
Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre works collaboratively and innovatively with the campus community to create an accessible, equitable and supportive learning and living environment that enhances each student’s academic and personal development. The University of Calgary has had a Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities since 2002 and the Nat Christie Adaptive Technology Centre offers a wide range of adaptive technology options for students with a disability.
Writing Symbols Lodge
Writing Symbols Lodge supports Indigenous students through academic advising, pre-admission advising, financial advising and advocacy, tutorial and remedial services, cultural ceremonies, and monthly gatherings.
The University of Calgary acknowledges and respects the rich diversity of our learners, their communities, cultures and traditions, and their aspirations and abilities. In order to ensure equitable access and successful participation of Indigenous learners, the University of Calgary has instituted an Indigenous Admissions Policy for qualified Indigenous applicants seeking admissions to undergraduate programs.
Centre for International Students and Study Abroad
The Centre for International Students and Study Abroad provides international students with information and resources about immigration, living in Calgary, language bank, social events etc. Students interested in studying abroad have access to opportunities and an introduction to the process. Cross cultural communication workshops are provided through the Centre.
Campaign for Positive Space
The Campaign for Positive Space seeks to create a more welcoming place for those who study, work and live at the University of Calgary. The Campaign raises awareness of and addresses discrimination and harassment based on sexual and gender diversity and challenges the patterns of silence that continue to marginalize bisexuals, gays, lesbians and transgendered individuals.