Student Leader Resources

There are a number of leadership related resources available to students. Below is a list of a some of those resource. If you don't see what you're looking for, please ask us! We're always developing and acquiring new resources to share and are happy to help you track something down.

Academic Courses

Interested in exploring themes, topics and issues related to leadership? Check out some in-class opportunities that exist here at the University of Guelph to further your own leadership journey.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership, offered to students through the College of Business and Economics, provides you with an excellent opportunity to explore the theories, trends, and strategies that serve as the foundation for effective leadership today. The certificate is comprised of five for-credit courses and 120 hours of leadership experience on or off campus.

Leadership Presentations

The LEAD team has developed a variety of presentations and workshop activities designed to assist you in developing, sharpening and exploring contemporary leadership skills, and investigating general themes relating to leadership. All are available to our campus partners and student groups upon request. 

Books, Manuals, and More

A number of resources related to Leadership, Team Building, Communication, Conflict Management and more are available to view or borrow from Shannon Thibodeau, LEAD Advisor.

Policies & Listings

All student organization related policies and the listings described below are housed on Gryphlife.

Student Organization Policy (SOP)

The SOP is the agreement between the University and Student Groups that recognizes the autonomy of Student Groups, and also establishes their subsequent responsibilities and accountability. For more information regarding the SOP, contact Shannon Thibodeau, LEAD Advisor.

Branion Plaza Booking Space Policy

Branion Plaza is located at the heart of campus, surrounded by the McLaughlin Library, academic buildings such as Zavitz Hall and the MacKinnon Building, the University Centre and Raithby House. The plaza is common space and, for many years, two designated areas have been available for booking through Conference Services. Its recent renovation, with the installation of fixed seating, electrical outlets and a stage area, offers new booking opportunities within this mixed use space. However, given its proximity to classrooms, studios, designated study spaces, the patio and casual seating areas, challenges stemming from sound levels and congestion have been encountered since its refurbishment. As a result, this policy was developed.

Student Executive Listing

The most up to date list includes all student leaders holding executive positions within primary student organizations (PSOs: College Governments, CSA, GSA, IHC), Student Senators, board members of some PSOs and Special Status Groups (ISO, GQE, GRCGED, Guelph Black Student Association, OPIRG). Contact information for each group is also included. The document is updated as the year progresses.

Accredited Student Organization (ASO) List

Recognized student organization are listed, alongside some departments, on the GryphLife system. These groups are considered active from time of recognition through to the new new accredidation cycle each September. Contact information for each group is included on their organizational page. The site will update over the course of the year as groups re-register for recognition.

Anti-Hazing Policy

The University of Guelph is a learner-centred institution that is committed to the education and well-being of the whole person. We value collaboration and mutual respect, assert the fundamental equality of all human beings and are committed to creating for all members of our community an environment that is hospitable, safe, supportive, equitable, pleasurable and, above all, intellectually challenging (adapted from the University of Guelph Mission Statement, 1995). The Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct states that it is expected that all members of the University community will interact with each other in a manner that is respectful, civil and consistent with these core values. As such, the University of Guelph prohibits student organizations, teams, groups and their members from engaging individually or collectively in hazing activities.