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You’ll come to learn that one of the benefits of being part of a small student community is that you’re never just a number. Support is available in a variety of ways, from a diverse selection of individuals.
Glendon Writing Centre
The Glendon Writing Centre is a great way to fine-tune your academic writing skills and learn how to convey your ideas effectively. It’s open to all students – English or French – and you can either drop in or book an individual appointment. They also hold workshops and classroom presentations throughout the year!
University Learning Skills Course
If you want to learn how to plan for academic success, the University Learning Skills Course is a bilingual course offered at Glendon. Students can work with instructors to learn the skills necessary to excel at university, including everything from preparing presentations to time-management strategies.
Glendon Counselling Services
Glendon Counselling Services doesn’t just provide academic assistance, but offers personal counselling and accommodation services for students with learning, mental health, physical, sensory, and medical disabilities.
Personal counselling is safe and confidential. You’ll get to speak with professional and experienced staff. They can also help you deal with stress management, procrastination, and other topics for academic success – just keep an eye out for their drop-in workshops throughout the year!
Glendon Counselling Services is located in 111A Glendon Hall, which you can enter via an exterior door on the east side of the Manor. Appointments can be made over the phone or in person.
The Salon Francophone is Glendon’s most popular place to go for French help. With its relaxed environment, the Salon is a great place to meet up with friends and do French homework. With Glendon students as its staff, your fellow Glendonites are there to help you with your conversational French or that confusing grammar tense.
Salon Francophone makes it easy to access French books, games, and other learning materials for even more help. As a bonus, they’re known for putting on movie nights in the Breezeway. Remember, don’t be intimated – all levels of French are welcome!
The Salon is located in B111, right beside the Breezeway, and you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leslie Frost Library (known simply as Frost Library around here) is right in the heart of campus, overlooking our famous rose garden. Without ever having to leave campus, you have access to York’s inter-campus borrowing services.
Resource librarians are also there to help you find the best sources for your project via online chat, email, telephone, and in person.
Glendon Women and Trans Centre
The Glendon Women and Trans Centre (GWTC) seeks to raise awareness about women and trans people and provide access to emergency resources, including a 24-hour emergency shelter and a food bank. It also has wonderful couches and an inviting atmosphere to make it a great place to host meetings, study, or enjoy some tea on a cold day.
The GWTC is also a safe space for any students who wish to use it as a multi-faith prayer room.
Everyone is welcome to use the space, which can be found in room D124 of Hilliard Residence.
We want to make sure your time as a student is spent in a safe environment.
- The Security Office can be located at the Greenhouse, just beside the Housing Office and Hilliard Residence. Trained security officers are on site 24 hours a day to keep the campus as secure as possible.
- Glendon goSAFE is a free university-provided service. Students can call the goSAFE team from 6pm to 1am (until 2am at the Keele Campus) to walk them to and from any location on campus. Team members can always be easily identified by their red jackets, and they are dedicated to helping you! Put the number in your phone now for easy access when you need it: 416-736-5454.
- Need a quick way to access all of York’s safety resources? Check out the York U Safety App, designed as your one-stop point for everything safety related.
Sexual Assault Survivor’s Support Line & Leadership
SASSL is a student-run organization offering support to survivors of sexual assault, as well as their friends and family. They can be reached through their 24-hour support line at 416-650-8056, or in person at the Keele Campus. They also host a number of events to help promote a safer, more positive space at York.
A Little Help From Some Friends
Friends of Glendon (FoG) is a great organization devoted to giving support to students in financial need. FoG has established scholarships, awards, bursaries, and emergency loans for students in need of financial aid – all of which can be easily applied for through the Student Financial Profile.
Get a Head Start on Your Career
Glendon students are able to take advantage of career services offered at both the Keele and Glendon campuses. Learn how to make a lasting impression at a job interview, write a flawless résumé, get help finding the perfect summer job, or get one-on-one career advising to help give you an edge when you’re ready to enter the workforce.
You can even register with the Career Centre to hear about the latest job opportunities on campus and in the community. Throughout the year, be sure to watch out for workshops and special career events, such as the annual career fair in late January, hosted by Glendon Counselling Services, and check out their recommended online resources.