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Supports for all students

MSVU was founded on a commitment to equity and inclusion – and these principles remain at the core of our University today. We embrace all that makes each of us unique, including ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, mental and physical ability, socio-economic status, age, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and other characteristics and ideologies

We do this in a number of ways, including providing the following supports and services to you:

Aboriginal Student Centre

As part of a campus-wide commitment to creating a welcoming environment for all Indigenous students, the Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC) is a space where students can meet and chat and also have access to a counsellor who can help navigate any questions or concerns pertaining to student life. The ASC also hosts lots of cultural and traditional events and activities.

Black Student Support

Whether you’re African Nova Scotian, Black Canadian, or an international student, there will likely be times when you need support at MSVU. The Black Student Support office and our Black Student Support Coordinator is here to help!

Accessibility Services

MSVU’s Accessibility Services team is here to help students identify and access academic supports that are unique to each learner’s needs. The team provides individualized support, and encourages self-advocacy and an equitable learning environment.

Pride Resources

From the MSVU Students’ Union Pride Centre, to the 2SLGBTQIA+* Pride Advocacy Committee, to inclusive counselling and health services, the University is committed to supporting members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community through our Pride Resources.

*2SLGBTQIA+ is an acronym for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual, while + stands for other ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.