XIII. General Information

University of Guelph General Information

Counselling and Student Development Centre (Guelph Students)

The Counselling and Student Resource Centre 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:

Multi Faith Resource Team 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.

The Centre for Students With Disabilities assists students with disabilities by providing counselling and support, arranging appropriate classroom and exam accommodations and promoting greater awareness and understanding of disability issues in the university community.

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.

Counselling Services offers professional counselling to help students deal with personal or psychological problems in order to foster personal and academic growth. Both individual and group counselling therapy are provided.

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 House Drop-In is open Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. You will see The House flag flying when we are open.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the McLaughlin Library, brings together in one location services than enhance learning, writing, research, and technology at the University of Guelph

IT Help Desk provides computers, printing, and scanning in addition to on-line resources, information, and assistance with various University-supported software.

Learning Services provides support to undergraduate and graduate students concerned with improving their learning and enhancing their academic performance. Services include a range of programs, workshops, presentations, printed and on-line resources, and individual assistance.

Library Centre for Students with Disabilities (LCSD) offers a range of services and adaptive software that enable students with disabilities to access Library as well as other information resources.

Library Research Help Desk assists students, staff and faculty in developing their information literacy skills in locating, evaluating, and effectively managing the information they need for their assignments and research.

Supported Learning Group Program (SLG) uses peer-led study sessions to enrich the learning experience of students enrolled in historically challenging courses including first year Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, and Psychology.

Writing and ESL Services provides support to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to enhance their writing skills, as well as for those who are having difficulty writing critically and analytically, or whose first language is not English. Services include a wide range of programs, workshops, presentations, printed and on-line resources, and individual assistance.

For more information about the Learning Commons visit their web site at <http://www.learningcommons.uoguelph.ca>.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1