Our Mission and Values

The connection to your bold future.


We cultivate learning that has a lasting and transformative impact on students and communities.

Primary Objectives

As partners in learning, Student Affairs staff work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and are committed to:

  • enriching the educational experience by providing learning opportunities that will engage students inside and outside of the classroom in order to help develop them to be successful, productive and contributing citizens in a global society.
  • delivering quality programs, services and environments that help all students achieve their potential - intellectual, ethical, emotional, social, spiritual and physical.
  • creating and fostering a supportive campus environment that is inviting, accessible and reflective of the diversity of our students.
  • providing a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment that promotes academic success.


Members of the Student Affairs team embrace the following values, which guide us in all of our interactions, with faculty, staff, students, alumni and external partners.


Acting as role models, we will promote diversity and strive to ensure that our programs and services are available and welcoming to all who wish to participate.


We will be transparent in our decision-making and share ownership for actions and outcomes with students.


We recognize and acknowledge that an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect is vital to the success of the University of Guelph community. We will respect the opinions of others, be courteous and polite in every interaction, both in person and online, and approach each situation with care and compassion.


We will seek out and engage broadly with members of the internal and external community, especially students, as we design and offer programs, in a spirit that supports commitment and consensus.


We embrace change and continually strive to implement and enhance new programs and services. We will find creative ways to meet our goal of excellence and advancement.


We will strive to conduct our work with the highest standards of ethical practice and personal honesty in a manner consistent with and reflective of our mission and values.