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Student Affairs

The mission of Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University is to provide support, services, programs and facilities that enhance the personal, intellectual and experiential development of students. In a diverse, community-oriented, student-centred environment, we strive to contribute to a superior quality of student life and an exceptional living and learning experience.

The following are some of the areas the Office of Student Affairs has oversight over.

Student Conduct

The Dean of Students Office, which is part of the Office of Student Affairs, has the oversight for the development, direction and implementation of the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code and judicial process exist to encourage positive citizenship and to provide learning opportunities for personal growth while overcoming mistakes. All students who are registered at Laurier, regardless of campus, are subject to and must familiarize themselves with all university rules, regulations and policies.

The Deans of Students themselves serve as resources to faculty, staff, and students who require an elevated level of support.

Orientation Week

#LaurierOWeek18 is your chance to find out why it’s great to be a Laurier Golden Hawk.

This full week of events, programs and workshops introduces you to the Laurier community - your home away from home.

O-Week Schedule

  • Sept. 3-8: Waterloo campus
  • Sept. 3-8: Brantford campus

Student Wellness

Feeling good and being healthy are important foundational factors in being able to fully engage in life. The Health and Wellness Centre provides services including access to doctors and nurses, counselling and other mental health services, dietician services, access to chiropractic and massages therapy, and sexual violence resources.

Student Engagement

Highly engaged students participate in conferences, clubs and councils, volunteer, and otherwise take advantage of the many co-curricular events and opportunities offered at university.

Through participation in campus life, students have the opportunity to learn life skills, have personal insights, and widen their social networks. There is a strong correlation between student engagement and higher academic performance. Students can keep a record of their participation through the Laurier Experience Record.

Indigenous Student Support

Indigenous student support is led by Indigenous Initiatives and Services. Laurier is committed to creating an extraordinary and empowering experience for all Indigenous students.