Student Help and Advocacy Centre!
Today we have a guest blog from Jackie Hamilton, Coordinator of the Student Help and Advocacy Centre (SHAC). She will tell you about this great resource on campus and how it can assist your student! Enjoy!
Welcome to the University of Guelph community from SHAC!
SHAC stands for the Student Help and Advocacy Centre, a place on campus (on the 2nd floor of the University Centre, right next to the CSA Office!) where students can get help with any rights related issues.
SHAC is the go to place for help at the University of Guelph. SHAC is a student run advocacy and referral centre that works to make help make information about student rights more accessible. We can help answer any questions regarding issues with human rights, legal, tenancy, financial, academic and any other concerns about student life! Questions about what a landlord is allowed to do, about whether there are any problems with your lease, and about any human rights violations concerns, are all examples of what SHAC has dealt with in the past.
SHAC also runs a number of events throughout the year. Students can attend events during O-week and throughout the year as we run events for Queer Identities Week, Black History Month, and much more.
SHAC can also be added on facebook at ‘Ask SHAC’ or contacted by email. For general inquiries and questions, your student can email the SHAC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your student can also give SHAC a call at ext. 58105! For other more specific questions about advocacy, how to become one of our awesome volunteers, or about our upcoming events, your student can contact: