Whether you’re a fresh face on campus or a returning student, you are probably more concerned with finding your classes and making sure you have the right books than you are with learning about the services available to you at school. Laurier Brantford has everything from career counselling to spiritual advisement, but the advice doesn’t stop there. If you feel as though your sexual health has been compromised or you have concerns regarding your sexual orientation, there are campus resources available to ensure that you get the help you need.

If you have questions about your sexual health, the Health Services department has a plethora of information on everything from birth control to STI’s. The website’s information focuses mainly on female sexual heath with information regarding Pap tests, emergency contraception and HPV. Doctor’s appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays to those who need to seek medical help. You can find out more information on the services available to you at Health Services, which is located in the Student Union building or online at www.mylaurier.ca under the “Support Services” header.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by any aspect of your life including your sexuality or sexual health, you can always look to Counselling Services for assistance. Not only do they have online resources on topics such as sexual health or “coming out,” but they also provide you with the opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about your concerns. No issue is too small, and students are treated with the utmost respect, regardless of their problem. The office is open Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Appointments may be booked in person or by calling 519-884-0710 x2338.

The Rainbow Alliance is a group that was founded in 2009 and its focus is to “broaden the diversity on campus and make the issues of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning) known and celebrated.” This group is not just for people who identify with one of these labels, but for all Laurier Brantford students who seek a diversified campus. It is a great resource for students who may be looking for allies in their identity or are questioning their sexual orientation. The alliance hosts events and workshops throughout the year that you can learn more about on their Facebook group and Twitter account.