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Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs at Laurier is here to provide you with support, services, programs and facilities that enhance your personal, intellectual and experiential development. We are committed to provide you with an exceptional living and learning experience in a diverse, community-oriented, student-centred environment.

How We Can Help

Student Affairs at Laurier is made up of different departments and units that come together to provide you with the best student experience. Find out how we: 

Deliver the "Laurier Promise"

The Dean of Students Office is your go-to for anything related to academic disruptions, physical and mental challenges, financial struggles or transitioning to university life. Our office is here to help you feel supported as part of a caring community where academic and personal success is a priority.

Build a Respectful and Safe Learning Experience

The non-academic student code of conduct is one of the tools used to uphold a positive, respectful and learning-centered environment. The code outlines expectations for all Laurier students.

Ensure You Stay Well

Feeling good and being healthy are important foundational factors in being able to fully engage in life. Find out more about the Student Wellness Centre's services to ensure you stay well.

Keep You Engaged

By participating in campus life, you have the opportunity to learn life skills, have personal insights and widen your social networks. Explore student organizations and volunteer opportunities. Don't forget to keep a record of your participation in the Laurier Experience Record.

Create an Empowering Experience for Indigenous Students

Our Indigenous Student Services at Laurier is committed to fostering a positive student experience for Indigenous students. Check out our regularly held gatherings, traditional medicines, feasts and traditional ceremonies.

Our Commitment to Make Your Student Experience a Priority

On behalf of the entire Student Affairs team, let me say that we are here to serve you. As vice-president: student affairs, my job is to provide strategic direction to all Student Affairs functions. I also represent your interests on the university’s Executive Leadership team, which helps ensure that major institutional decisions are made with careful consideration of the impact they will have on you, our students.

When I reflect on how Laurier became a national leader in delivering exceptional student experiences, several factors come to mind. For example, the talented and passionate Student Affairs team works tirelessly to deliver for you. Also, the university’s senior leadership is firmly committed to making student experiences a strategic priority.

Yet far and away, the most important aspect of how we got here is ongoing input from you—our students.

I hope you will reach out to the Student Affairs team, take advantage of available resources and, most of all, let us hear your voice. That’s how you can do your part to help us continue to deliver excellence for you and future Golden Hawks.

I look forward to connecting with you soon.


Ivan Joseph
Vice-President, Student Affairs