Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


LazSoc is committed to encouraging and upholding principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within its organization and affiliated clubs. We want to ensure that all students feel supported and represented by LazSoc while we work alongside the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Our Goals


Develop a positive environment to ensure everyone is being treated equally and there needs are met


Tackle large problems by educating LazSoc members as well as Laurier students about world issues, providing resources and supporting those in need


Establish a diverse climate in order to ensure everyone is represented

EDI Roundtables

The Lazsoc EDI committee hosted monthly roundtable discussions with our club to ensure that we ourselves learn the value of EDI in our daily lives  to ensure we have a better understanding before promoting it towards the external community. Over the year, we discussed enlightening topics and challenging views and perspectives,  here is a brief summary of the topics we discussed.


This Student Advocacy Form serves to provide a safe and secure place for students to voice opinions, suggestions, concerns, feedback and more.

There are a variety of student services offered at Laurier and beyond that cater to different needs and offer support.

Some of them are:


Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion works to cultivate a culture on campus that respects and promotes EDI and social justice in all aspects of Laurier. The Centre provides support, education and spaces for students to find community and engage in EDI initiatives. Office Location: Main Floor, Macdonald House Residence, Room 117

Rainbow Centre (RC)

The Rainbow Centre works to foster social, academic and personal growth for all individuals in the Laurier community, through personal support, awareness promotion, advocacy and education regarding 2SLGBTQ+ issues, rights, and experiences. They offer a space to house resources, hold meetings, and, provide the opportunity to engage in discourse.

Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre is committed to fostering a positive student experience for Indigenous students: First Nation (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis persons. Whether you need academic or personal support, financial assistance or career advice, they are here to help. Office Location: 157 Albert St., Waterloo

Muslim Students' Association

The Muslim Students' Association (MSA) is a student-run organization with an intention that is twofold: They wish to create a space where Muslim students can come together and strengthen their communal ties based upon their faith; as well as build a space where Muslims and non-Muslims can come together.

Centre for Women and Trans People (CWT)

The Centre for Women and Trans People (CWT) is a Waterloo campus student service that builds a community of people and ideas to challenge and examine gender-based inequities. This inclusive space for all people who identify as women offers academic, community, resources and opportunities to engage in awareness campaigns.

Association of Black Students (ABS)

The Association of Black Students (ABS) is a Waterloo campus-based student service that emphasises empowerment, solidarity and progress within Laurier and the community. ABS encourages people to become more aware and involved with the movement to challenge social and racial inequalities.

View more resources and student services here: