On-Campus Resources

Queen’s Resources

Students walking by Richardson Hall prior to its renovation.

Safety & Security

Safety and Security – Your safety is ultimately your responsibility. This website has been designed to provide you with the information and resources you need to stay safe, both on and off campus.

Campus Security and Emergency Services – Promotes a safe and welcoming environment that recognizes and is respectful of the diverse nature of the Queen’s University Community. Tel: 613.533.6733. Emergencies Only: 613.533.6111

Walk Home – Student-run service that provides safe walks to a destination of your choice, on Queen’s campus and in the Kingston community. Anonymous and confidential service, inclusive to all students on campus. Teams of one male and one female student will escort you to your destination safely. Open between dusk and 2 or 3 am. Tel: 613.533.WALK (613.533.9255) or stop by their kiosk in the lower Ceilidh of the JDUC.


Queen’s First Aid (QFA) – On-call and event-based service for First Aid assistance providing prompt response that is both confidential and free of charge.

Campus Observation Room (COR) – A friendly, safe, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off. All Queen’s students and guests to Queen’s are welcome at COR. We do not admit St. Lawrence, RMC or local High School students. Located in Victoria Hall room A010 (in the basement, behind Lazy Scholar). Only open during September and on St. Patrick’s Day. Tel: 613.533.6911

Student Wellness Services (SWS) – SWS provides services in three broad areas: medical, counseling/advising, and for individuals with disabilities. SWS is located in the LaSalle Building at 146 Stuart Street (corner of University Ave and Stuart St.)

Health Promotions – Health Promotion is a student-focused service that aims to support and improve student health and well-being.

Health Blog – Run by the Peer Health Educators at Student Wellness Services.

Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) – Confidential, non-judgmental, pro-choice, queer positive and feminist information and referral service for questions regarding sex, sexuality and sexual health. Located in room 223 of the JDUC. Tel: 613.533.2959


Residence Outreach Counsellors – located in Victoria Hall.

  • Mary Green – Outreach Counsellor for Adelaide Hall, Ban Righ, Chown Hall, Graduate Residence (JDUC), Leggett Hall, McNeill House, Morris Hall, Waldron Tower, and Watts Hall. Tel: 613.533.6000 x 78330, mary.green@queensu.ca
  • Freeman Woolnough – Outreach Counsellor for Brant Hall, Gordon/Brockington Houses, Harkness Hall, Jean Royce Hall, Leonard Hall, Smith House, and Victoria Hall. Tel: 613.533.6000 x 78034, freeman.woolnough@queensu.ca

Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence – Call Counselling Services at 613 533 6000 ext. 78264 for confidential support, safety planning, accompaniment information, counselling, and referral to additional campus and community resources

Cross-Cultural Counsellor – Arunima Khanna, 7ak1@queensu.ca

Outreach Counsellor (School of Business) – Marissa Piribauer, marissa.piribauer@queensu.ca

AMS Peer Support Centre – Drop-in or contact the AMS Peer Support Centre for social and personal support from a trained peer support person. Located in room 34 of the JDUC. Tel: 613.533.6000 x 75111

Other Queen’s Services and Groups

Career Services – Located on the 3rd floor of Gordon Hall. Tel: 613.533.2992

Chaplain’s Office – The Chaplain is a confidante and advisor to all students, staff and faculty. Located in Room 142B of the JDUC. Tel: 613.533.2186, chaplain@queensu.ca

EQUIP – The Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) – Creating a safe environment for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities while advocating for human rights and raising awareness about Queer-related issues. Located in room 344 of the JDUC and in the AMS Office. equip@ams.queensu.ca

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre – An excellent resource and safe support centre for all students, staff, and faculty. Located at 146 Barrie Street, Tel: 613.533.6970, 4direct@queensu.ca

Hospitality Services – Have a special diet or allergy? Questions about meal plans?
Tel: 613.533.2953, dining@queensu.ca

Positive Space Program – The Positive Space Program works to ensure that all spaces at Queen’s are safe for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Queen’s University International Centre – QUIC is a support service for all members of the Queen’s community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment. Located in the JDUC. Tel: 613.533.2604

Queen’s Athletics and Recreation – Located at 284 Earl Street. Tel: 613.533.2500

Student Academic Support Services (SASS)

  • The Writing Centre – Services include 1:1 professional writing consultations, drop-in appointments, and workshops. Located in the Learning Commons, ground floor of Stauffer Library. Tel: 613.533.6315.
  • Learning Strategies – Services include Peer Learning Assistants (room 143) and 1:1 professional advising appointments. Located in the Learning Commons, ground floor of Stauffer Library. Tel: 613.533.6315 to book an appointment.

Student Community Relations Office (SCRO) – Provides guidance and fosters a spirit of community by helping students and community members better understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants.  Located in Room 135 of the JDUC. Tel: 613.533.6745, student.community.relations@queensu.ca

The Human Rights Office (HRO) – Confidential, university-based service that administers the University’s Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure and provides resources, advising, and educational programming. Located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall room A320. Tel: 613.533.6886, hrights@queensu.ca

Useful External Websites

City of Kingston – City Hall is located at 216 Ontario Street. Tel: 613.546.0000 for information on a wide variety of City of Kingston services.

OPIRG – Kingston branch of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group with a commitment to research, education, and action in the public interest. OPIRG is a charitable, non-profit environmental and social justice organization.

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SAC Kingston) – Confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence. They offer public education on issues of sexualized violence, and strive toward prevention of all forms of sexualized violence. 24-hour crisis line: 613.544.6424. Office line: 613.545.0762