XV. General Information

Student Services

Counselling & Disability Services

Counselling & Disability Services fosters academic success, personal development and spiritual growth by providing students with academic, psychological and spiritual counselling and support. The department consists of three separate units- Counselling, The centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) and the Multifaith Resource Centre. Each of these programs offer distinct services and supports to facilitate student growth and enhance their academic performance.

Because learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, we encourage students to take part in the following programs and services:

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.

Multi Faith Resource Team is a multi-faith service initiating inter-faith dialogue, providing pastoral care, coordinating worship services and promoting spirituality on campus. This team of religious and community leaders come from a number of different faiths, but are all working together to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the university community, promoting friendliness, understanding and harmony in diversity. This inter-faith resource is open to all students.

The Centre for Students With Disabilities The University of Guelph is committed to creating a barrier-free environment. The CSD is staffed with disability advisors who provide support by implementing appropriate exam and classroom accommodations, advising students on academic, personal, and disability issues, and educating students on how to develop effective learning strategies. The staff and volunteers of the CSD also develop workshops, events and educational campaigns designed to promote greater awareness and understanding of disability issues in the University community.

Student Support Network (SSN) peer counsellors provide personal support, information, a listening ear and referrals on an informal drop-in and telephone basis. Any member of the university community is welcome to use the drop-in or call (ext. 55002) when they wish to talk to someone or seek information. The Network is located in McNally House (on Gordon Street across from the Science complex), and it is staffed by trained student volunteers. The Network is open Monday to Friday at noon until 10:00 pm.

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