Acronyms - S

SA
Student Ambassador is a role on each of Guelph's campus' that allows students to develop leadership skills while representing the campus by helping at events and promoting programs to prospective students.
SAC (s-a-c)
Student Academic Caucus
Safewalk
A volunteer service coordinated by the CSA that provides students with accompaniment for evening and late night walks on campus. Call 519-824-4120 extension 53200.
SALT
The Sciences and Advanced Learning and Training Complex is in the planning and construction stage. It will house smart classrooms, laboratories, offices and a large lecture theatre.
SAM
The SAM Program enhances the academic performance of student-athletes by providing resources and assistance tailored to their unique needs.
SART
Studio Art is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
SAS (s-a-s)
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is located at the south end of UC Level 3. It offers services for students who are visually or hearing impaired, have a learning disability and/or either a temporary or permanent disability and can be reached by email at csd@uoguelph.ca or by phone at 519-824-4120 extension 56208.
SB
OVC Stewart Building.
SBC (s-b-c)
Student Budget Caucus
SCIE (Science Complex)
The Science Complex is the former name of the Summerlee Science Complex (SSC).
SCNS
Senate Committee on Non-Degree Studies.
SCOL (sk-ol)
Senate Committee on Open Learning was the name of a sub-committee of Senate that was responsible for open learning programs. See SCNS.
SDC (s-d-c)
The Student Data Centre is no longer an operating program.
SEC (sec or s-e-c)
Student Executive Council is a broad coalition of student governments on campus. It is composed of representatives from the seven college governments, Interhall Council, Student Senate Caucus, the Central Student Association and the Graduate Student Association.
Self Esteem Workshop
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that aims to help students develop healthy self-esteem by boosting their confidence and helping them explore and identify what makes them feel good about themselves.
SENG
Software Engineering is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
Sex 101
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that is a crash course in sexuality.
Sex-Tac-Toe
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that quizzes participants on sex facts, sexually transmitted infections, different sexual positions and more.
Sex Toys Workshop
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that is designed to instil in students a sense of respect for sexual diversity, to convey the importance of sexual communication in a relationship, and to enhance students' appreciation of different sex toys.
SF-OAC (s-f-o-a-c)
Student Federation of the Ontario Agricultural College ensures that students in OAC have a voice in the decision-making of the university. It also provides social interaction through clubs and events. Call 519-824-4120 extension 58321 or e-mail studfed@oac.uoguelph.ca.
SFS (s-f-s)
Student Financial Services is a unit within the Office of Registrarial Services. It administers academic merit and financial need based award programs, government sponsored financial aid programs and manages the billing / collection of student accounts.
SHAC (shack)
Student Help and Advocacy Centre is a student run advocacy and referral center that provides a safe space for student to ask questions.
SHAG
Student Health Advisory Group is an organization of committed students, faculty, and staff from a diverse range of departments who come together to discuss, and make recommendations about, Student Health Services and issues affecting student well-being (519-824-4120 extension 54333). To volunteer for the Student Health Advisory Group contact the Director of Student Wellness Services at extension 54333.
SHS (s-h-s)
Student Housing Services is a Student Affairs department that deals with all issues related to student housing including residence, off campus housing, family housing and graduate housing.
SHS (s-h-s)
Student Health Services was renamed to Student Wellness Services (SWS) effective May 1, 2014.
SIF (siph)
The Student Involvement Fair is run by student leaders and student groups to share information with students about elected and appointed positions on campus.
SLAM (slam)
Student Leaders and Senior Administration Meeting
SLEF (sleph)
The Student Life Enhancement Fund provides grants to academic departments, administrative units, and recognized student groups for new projects or the enhancement of existing services to improve student life.
SLG (s-l-g)
Supported Learning Groups are coordinated by Learning and Writing Services in the Learning Commons and are available for a variety of first year courses. They meet once a week so that students can assist one another in their studies.
SLIC (slick)
Student Leaders Interacting and Collaborating is an annual conference for student leaders meant to provide them with training and networking opportunities that are relevant to their specific roles and activities.
SLRB
The Student Life Recognition Banquet is an annual event in late March where the Student Life Awards are presented.
SNAP
Student Nutrition Awareness Program makes nutritional information about the food served on the campus available so that students can make informed choices and can be reached by email at snap@uoguelph.ca.
SOC
Sociology is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
SOFAM
The acronym used for the School of Fine Art and Music.
SOP (s-o-p)
The Student Organization Policy defines student group affiliation at the University.
South
The term used to refer collectively to the residences located on the south end of campus (Maritime, Mountain and Prairie Halls).
SP
Signal Processing is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
SPAH
Spanish and Hispanic Studies is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
SPF
The Student Profile Form is an opportunity for high school applicants for Semester One entry to provide information about leadership and citizenship qualities as well as factors beyond a student's control, such as illness or personal problems, that may assist the University in making an admission decision.
Spirituality
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that allows for spirituality to be examined.
SPPC
Senate Priorities and Planning Committee.
Spring Expo
Student-led Open House on the Ridgetown Campus when the campus is showcased through a variety of events, including livestock shows and club displays.
SRC
Student Recreation Committee at Ridgetown Campus that organizes the extra-curricular events on campus.
SRES
South Residences is located on South Ring Road and includes Mountain, Prairie and Maritime Halls.
SRM (s-r-m)
Student Risk Management's goal is to encourage safe events for all involved. Please refer to the SRM Policies and Procedures Manual for more information.
SR&R (s-r-and-r)
The Student Rights and Responsibilities policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the University as a community for learning. It details the rights and responsibilities afforded to students.
SSC
The Summerlee Science Complex is located at the west end of Reynolds Walkway at Gordon Street. It is the home of the CPES and CBS Dean's Offices and is the central location of the physical, biological and computational sciences. It houses faculty and student laboratory and is located at the west end of Reynolds Walk on Gordon Street (formerly SCIE).
SSC (s-s-c)
Student Senate Caucus is is a body of elected undergraduate and graduate student representatives for each degree program and college, whom are members of the University Senate.
SSF (s-s-f)
The Student Services Fee Committee has been renamed to the Compulsory Fees Committee (CFC).
SSG (s-s-g)
Special Status Groups are defined by the Student Organization Policy as non-PSO status groups. These groups do not officially represent students through government, but rather provide the entire University community with a special service. They are accountable to the University and their Board of Directors (where applicable).
SSHRC
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
SSN (s-s-n)
The Student Support Network is an after hours confidential, non-judgmental listening and support service is a program offered by Counselling Services which is managed by a professional and delivered by a team of dedicated students who receive extensive training.
SSSS (s-s-s-s)
Student to Student Support Services is the original name for Student Support Network (SSN).
Stadium Walk
A red brick pathway that extends from Gordon Street, across Winegard Walk, to East Ring Road that is more commonly referred to as Alumni Walk or East Walk.
ST@RT Online
ST@RT Online is a web-based program offered in the summer that has been designed to help newly admitted students and their families prepare for the transition to the University of Guelph. It features real time chat, message boards, videos, and weekly topics of interest. New students receive information about ST@RT Online after they accept an offer of admission.
STAT
Statistics is a Specialization offered at the undergraduate level. Refer to the Specializations and Their Degrees chart at the start of Section X--Degree Programs in the current Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
STEC
Steckley Hall is a student residence hall located on the Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario (see the Ridgetown Campus map for location).
Stress Management
A workshop offered by The Wellness Education Centre that is designed to help students learn skills to prevent or manage stress.
Student Life
Student Life is located at the south end of the third floor of the UC as a unit of Student Life and Counselling Services. It includes programs and services such as the Centre for New Students, Peer Helper Program, Student Leadership Program, and Project Serve.
Students' Council
Ridgetown Campus group that provides an opportunity for students to get involved in life on campus and give input on different student events and activities. The Council meets regularly to discuss student issues and plan campus activities.
SVC (s-v-c)
Student Volunteer Connections provides assistance for students who seek volunteer opportunities on-campus and in the City of Guelph community.
SWS (s-w-s)
Effective May 1, 2014, a number of health, wellness and counselling support services were integrated under one umbrella as Student Wellness Services. The integration reflects the strong commitment between physicians, counsellors, and others providing mental health and wellness services to facilitate the best possible solutions to a student's health related needs.