Student Community & Leadership Development

We are the heart of student life at York University. We are passionate about students, and are committed to their development, learning, and success. We support and empower students as they transition into and through their university experience. We build leadership, community, and York pride.

Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-time Students

Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-time Students (ACMAPS) supports the academic and personal success of students from first year to graduation. ACMAPS offers orientations, transition and student success programming, advising and a peer mentor program geared towards adult learners.

Centre for Aboriginal Student Services

The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) places Indigenous learners at the centre of our community. Through utilizing the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel Model in accordance with respect to one’s self-in-relation to family, community, nation, postsecondary education and beyond, CASS is cognizant of fostering an environment that meets the range of needs of our diverse community, while also defining Aboriginal student success as living in balance with one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realities.

New Student Transition Program

YU START is a New Student Transition Program designed to support you as you make your way into and through your first year at York University. During this transitional program, you’ll enrol in courses, connect with fellow classmates, student leaders, faculty members and student services staff, and become more familiar with campus life, supports, resources and services available to you.

Career Centre

Start your career before you graduate - York’s Career Centre is here to help you forge a career path in your field. We will connect you with established professionals and potential employers, aid you in your job search and help you identify opportunities and experiences that align with your career goals and set you apart from the competition. Our workshops, one-on-one appointments, career fairs, Twitter chats, panel discussions, webinars and networking events will give you the tools to clarify your career goals and find opportunities that are right for you - whether that's a summer job, part-time employment, a volunteer experience, further studies, or your full-time job after graduation.

Learning Skills Services

Learning Skills Services (LSS) are about "learning how to learn" and improving student effectiveness and efficiency at studying and completing tests and assignments. Looking for ways to better achieve your academic goals? Wondering how to keep up with course readings and assignments? Hoping to find strategies to manage your time more effectively, stay on top of your studies, prevent problems later on in the term, and get the most out of your university experience? Learning Skills Services can help!