The Counselling and Student Resource Centre at the University of Guelph offers support to students in their learning and personal development.
Because learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, we encourage students to take part in the following programs and services we offer.
- Campus Ministry is a multi-faith service providing pastoral care and worship services. This group of religious persons, representing major world religions, sponsors programs related to agriculture, feminism, justice and spirituality. An interfaith resource centre is open to students.
- Career Services offers many different programs and services designed to assist students in planning for their careers after graduation. The Career Centre contains information about the world of work, from determining a career goal to writing a resume. Career counselling and resume and interview consultations are also available. Also part-time and summer jobs are advertised. Students looking for full-time employment after graduation can make use of the extensive job boards. Alumni may register for the Job Bulletin.
- The Centre for Students With Disabilities assists students with disabilities to pursue special arrangements in their educational endeavors.
- The Connection Desk, centrally located on the third floor of the University Centre, is a place to ask questions about any aspect of student life.
- Contact Help and Safety Line is an after-hours phone line available to all members of the University community. Trained volunteers offer support and referral services to callers. All calls are confidential and anonymous. The Contact Line is open from 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 midnight every day.
- The Co-operative Education program gives students the opportunity to combine academic and work experience in a wide variety of subject areas.
- The Counselling Unit offers the services of professional counsellors to help individual students who are dealing with personal or psychological problems and enables students, through various support groups, to foster personal growth. Both individual and group counselling therapy are provided.
- The Info Desk is a visitor reception and information service conveniently located on the first floor of the University Centre. Its team of Peer Helpers can assist visitors, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University with a range of on-campus and community inquiries.
- The International Student Advisor provides advice and assistance to International Students.
- Learning and Writing Services provides information, assistance and support to students, faculty GTA's and staff concerned with improving and enhancing student learning and writing.
- The Peer Helper Program encourages student participation and leadership in the university community through involvement in a range of Peer Helper placements . It is intentionally designed to foster student learning and development.
- Raithby House Drop-in volunteers provide personal support, information , a listening ear and referrals on an informal drop-in basis. Any member of the university community is welcome to use the Drop-In when they wish to talk to someone or wish information. Raithby House Drop-In is staffed by trained student volunteers. The Wellness Centre has a satellite in The House where information on a wide variety of issues related to personal wellness can be found. The House Drop-In is open every day from 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 midnight. You will see The House flag flying when we are open.
- The Student Leadership Program is committed to encouraging students to contribute as leaders in meeting the immediate needs of the University community and, ultimately, to assume a leadership role in meeting the needs of the larger needs of society. Programs and services offered by the program include: CCLIP ( the Centre for Community Leadership and Involvement Programs), a resource centre and clearinghouse of on-campus involvement opportunities; SLIC (Student Leaders Interacting and Collaborating), an annual training conference for the University of Guelph student leaders; the Citizen Lecture Series which promotes active and responsible citizenship; a range of leadership education workshops; and ongoing support to current leaders and their organizations through individual consultations, specialized training sessions and resource development.