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On-Campus Resources

VIU Queer Straight Alliance

Group for queer and allied VIU students. Contact via Facebook

Student Services (Counselling)

  • Warm, supportive assistance to students around educational and personal concerns
  • On the Nanaimo campus, contact 740-6416 to make an appointment or drop-in to Building 200, 3rd floor
  • On the Cowichan campus call 746-3509 for an appointment or drop into Student Affairs
  • To make an appointment at our Powell River campus call 485-2878 and for the Parksville campus, call 248-2096

VIU Students' Union

  • A safe place, inclusive of all students and the issues they bring, including issues related to sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity and culture
  • A group of students committed to equity on campus
  • Hosts activities that raise awareness around important issues. Support your community and get involved. Call 754-8866 or see the Facebook page

Human Rights Office

  • Assistance addressing any concern related to discrimination or harassment
  • Contact 740-6430, drop in to Building 300, Room 100, or send an e-mail to humanrights[AT] to connect with the Human Rights and Respectful Workplace Advisor

Positive Space Alliance

  • An alliance of students and employees working to create an equitable and welcoming community at VIU for LGBTQ+ people
  • Contact one of our members with any concerns or to become involved

Nanaimo Campus Map

  • Showing the location of all Gender Neutral Washrooms on Campus