2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XIV. General Information

Student Life

Student Life and Counselling Services

Student Life and Counselling Services fosters academic success, personal development, and spiritual growth by engaging students in the life of the campus and greater community and supporting them through the many transitions they experience during their university career.

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.

The Information Desk, located at the South Entrance to the 1st floor of the University Centre.

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.

Student Support Network 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.

Student Life supports the mission and strategic directions of the University of Guelph by offering comprehensive programs and services that help students make successful transitions to, through and from university life and study. Curricular and co-curricular initiatives and advising and support activities serve as vehicles, through which students explore their leadership capacity, make lasting connections, optimize opportunities for learning through experience, develop civic responsibility, and engage in campus and community life. Student Life includes the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Centre for New Students, Leadership and Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Relations and Off Campus Housing.

Neighbourhood Relations and Off Campus Housing, a functional area within Student Life, maintains listings of various types of accommodation in the Guelph area. The office can help you with where and when to look for housing, can advise or make referrals on landlord/ tenant issues, and has information that can make your housing search, and getting settled in, easier. Listings can be viewed at http://www.housing.uoguelph.ca/ocho.