Centre for Student Life & Engagement - Waterloo

Centre for Student Life & Engagement Manager, Student Leadership & Conduct: Andrew Piticco, dpiticco@wlu.ca, ext. 4404
Co-ordinator, Student Life & Engagement: Bailey Gross, bgross@wlu.ca,  ext. 4664
Office Location: Second Floor, Fred Nichols Campus Centre
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment
Telephone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 4664
Website: Centre for Student Life & Engagement

The Centre for Student Life & Engagement aims to contribute to and support the co-curricular student experience at Laurier. The Centre provides programming across a broad range of student life and engagement domains including leadership development, off-campus first-year living, peer health, and peer conduct. Students will be connected to programming, leadership opportunities, events, resources, and peers with a passion for providing an exceptional and holistic student experience.

Leadership Ambassadors
The Leadership Ambassadors offer a variety of leadership programs for all students interested in developing and honing their leadership skills. A dynamic team of student volunteers actively engage their peers in leadership learning and development. Our leadership ambassadors run workshop, team training, customized workshops and team building activities to meet the growing needs of student leaders on campus.
The Student Leadership Program engages students with individual growth, group development, and community experiences; the three principles of the Social Change Model of Leadership. These themes are reflected in the workshops and certificate requirements. Through learning and growth in these areas, students will develop the skills to impact change in their personal development, academic success and community.

Mental Health Educators Group
The Mental Health Education Group is dedicated to making changes with respect to mental health stigma through presentations and campus wide programming. Key events are Elephant Talks, Mental Health Walk and Rootstalk Conference.

Leave the Pack Behind
Leave The Pack Behind is a smoking cessation initiative, which is funded by the Government of Ontario and Health Canada. At Wilfrid Laurier University, the Leave The Pack Behind team is a group of committed students working hard to serve the needs of students, faculty and staff who want to quit smoking, cut down, or learn more about tobacco and nicotine. Look for us on campus promoting the services that we have to offer through public and interpersonal outreach such as classroom presentations, media, and booth displays.

The Laurier Off Campus Program provides an opportunity for off campus first year students to get involved on campus, and join a support group that will aid in the transition and integration to the Laurier's Brantford campus. Students will have a similar support system that mirrors the residence experience. Built on four foundations: Community Outreach, Transition & Integration, Academic Success and Landlord & Tenant Relations, students will have the ability to participate and plan programs within each foundation as well as provide specific support based on the needs of each off campus community.

Student Conduct Educators
Student Conduct Educators help promote a safe and supportive campus environment through educational outreach efforts connected to the new non-academic student code of conduct. SCE's will develop programming and resources; deliver presentations and workshops; and provide a critical "student perspective" to various community boards, task forces and committees seeking to address concerning student behaviours.

Co-Curricular Record

A Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an institutionally recognized chronicle of student engagement and student leadership involvement is offered to students. This important tool recognizes and documents the impact of student leadership involvement for each student's experience at Laurier.