The Departments of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of six different departments that provide essential programs and services for students at the University. This website highlights the Division’s commitment to foster holistic student success and features each department reporting to the Office of the Vice-Provost (Student Affairs).
Athletics provides a diverse spectrum of physical activities, including intercollegiate sports, intramurals, interest classes, clubs and unstructured recreation. A wide range of facilities and extensive building hours provide all students with the opportunity to become involved. Staff and faculty members are welcome to use the facilities on-campus by purchasing a membership which is subsidized 75% (of a normal membership) by the University. You are also encouraged to support our Gryphon teams by attending games and wearing the University colours to events. Visit the Athletics' website.
The University of Guelph’s early learning lab school, the Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC), is a licensed child care centre with four toddler classrooms, four preschool classrooms, and a school-age seasonal outdoor learning program. As a lab school, the CCLC is research focused and committed to innovative practice. The CCLC’s pedagogical approach is multifaceted and inspired by a variety of methodologies and perspectives which support the mission, vision, and core values. These include the municipal centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy; Danish Nature Kindergartens; and Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. Vist the CCLC website.
The Co-operative Education & Career Services Department is an essential on-campus resource for students and alumni, providing career guidance through programs and services, helping students achieve their career potential. CECS provides assistance in all stages of the job search process from building the perfect resume, performing a stellar interview, to accepting job offers. Assistance is also available in determining what students can do with their degree and how to plan their career path. Recruit Guelph, the University of Guelph's online job board, is also available through CECS, giving students access to full time, co-op, part-time and summer jobs at their fingertips. Visit the CECS' website.
Student Housing Services provides residenceand services for over 5,000 students, including 2 locations for students with families. Student Housing aims to promote students' personal and academic success by creating communities that are staffed by teams who respond to student needs. Visit SHS' website.
The Department of Student Experience believes the journey is the reward. Programs, services, advising and support activities span the co-curriculum, the classroom, and the community-at-large to help students explore their leadership capacity, optimize opportunities to learn through experience, develop their civic identity, and navigate the many transitions they experience at university and beyond. Student Experience is comprised of: Aboriginal Resource Centre; Centre for New Students; Community Engagement and Global Citizenship; Off Campus Living and Office of Intercultural Affairs. Visit StudentExperience's website.
Student Wellness Services is a comprehensive Department that provides the following services to students:
Counselling Services provides free individual and group counselling sessions to students. Sessions assist students when discussing challenges that might influence the ability to succeed at school or in other areas of life. Make a free appointment during the week, or attend the free walk-in service - weekdays from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on Level 3 of the University Centre.
Student Accessibility Services provides free comprehensive support to students with disabilities including short-term inabilities. Located on Level 3 of the University Centre. The Exam Centre is a free service for students with disabilities who require additional time or quiet space during exams. Located on Level 2 of the Library.
Student Health Services provides comprehensive health care to students and their immediate families. Most services are covered by the Student Health Plan. The Clinic is open weekdays by appointment and by walk-in from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located on the Main Level of the Powell Building.
Health & Performance Centre offers a wide range of diagnostic, rehabilitation and health promotion services, including physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic and sports medicine. Most services are covered by the Student Health Plan. Located on the Level 2 of the Powell Building.
Wellness Education Centre is a student-driven safe space where students can seek free information and support about health and well-being. Located on Level 2 of the Powell Building.
The six departments of Student Affairs report to the Vice-Provost (Student Affairs), and the office assists with carrying out the priorities and responsibilities of the Division and of the University.