Our Mandate

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI)

This is York University. This is Belonging. #YUBelong.

“We all need to feel like we belong. We need to feel respected, valued, and welcome to be our authentic selves. Belonging is an extension of equity, diversity and inclusion. These values make the York University community a rich, dynamic and rewarding place to study, work and learn.”
Marian MacGregor, Executive Director, The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion  

York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) promotes and builds a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive university community. We strive to be a leader in providing accessible, impartial, non-adversarial, and confidential programs and services that uphold human rights, facilitate equitable access to opportunities, and champion diversity and inclusion.

At REI we:

Advance human rights.

We are York’s source for upholding human rights through teaching, community engagement and case resolution services.

Champion equity.

We help remove barriers and increase access through policies, guidelines and resources.

Foster diversity.

We proactively cultivate difference through community engagement, events, committees, and consultation.

REI provides free services to current York students, faculty and staff.

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