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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


We know that you can only do your best when you're feeling your best, so student wellness is a priority at Laurier. Our goal is to provide you with seamless, coordinated care and collaborative services. Our staff are professional, compassionate and provide respectful personal care.

There are many dimensions to wellness that affect your personal and academic success, which is why we provide services in the following areas.

Physical Health

There's a strong relationship between healthy bodies and healthy minds, so we place great importance on your physical health.

In addition to our health services, we offer programming that deals with other aspects of your physical wellbeing, including nutrition, exercise and sleep – all things that affect student success.

Emotional and Mental Health

Mental health is a continuum, and you may find yourself in different places on that continuum throughout your university career. We recognize the need for unique supports that help you no matter what point you're at on your mental health continuum.

For students with ongoing or first-time mental health challenges, we have a mental health nurse and case manager. We also have a Mental Health Education Group that works to develop strategic initiatives that empower students to create innovative, peer-to-peer mental health programming.

Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is an important element of your overall health, because students experiencing financial challenges may experience elevated anxiety and stress.

It's our goal to assist all Laurier students in becoming more financially literate and educated.

Laurier students rated their quality of interactions with student services staff 14% higher than the Ontario average (2017 National Survey of Student Engagement).

Safety and Security

With Special Constables conducting foot, bike and vehicle patrols of our campuses around the clock, and video surveillance cameras monitoring many of our buildings, student safety is our priority. Both campuses offer a safewalk service, Foot Patrol, provided by student volunteers to ensure you get home safely, and we also offer a mobile safety application, SAFEHawk.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Laurier is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and because we truly value the diversity among our students, we recognize their unique needs. Operating from a social justice framework, Laurier offers numerous services, supports and opportunities for our students to get involved.

Supports for Indigenous Students

Our Indigenous Student Centres (one on each campus) are not only places where Indigenous students can connect with their heritage, but are also places of education for the broader Laurier community.

Supports for Diverse Students

The Diversity and Equity Office (DEO) advocates for the equal treatment of everyone, regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, religion, age, ability or socio-economic background.

Gendered Violence Prevention and Support

At Laurier, we are committed to fostering a university culture where:

  • Gendered and sexual violence is unacceptable and is not tolerated;
  • Survivors are believed and supported with compassion, dignity and respect;
  • There are a range of supports available to survivors, which are responsive to their intersecting identities, lived experiences, and healing needs;
  • All members of the university community have access to education about gendered and sexual violence; and
  • Individuals and groups who commit acts of gendered and/or sexual violence are held accountable through university procedures that follow principles of fairness.
Foot patrol students

No Walk Too Short or Too Long

Foot Patrol provides thousands of safe walks home every year.

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