Student Services

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In Student Affairs, we use a Curricular Approach to design opportunities that foster personal growth, curiosity, equity and community engagement in a learning community where the student is the centre of our educational mission.

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Bishop’s University’s Curricular Approach to Student Affairs

We recognize that the student experience is a holistic one; learning opportunities that foster intellectual, professional and personal growth are present as much outside the classroom as they are within it.

To support the student learning experience, an educational priority that is aligned with the culture, values and mission of the University was developed: as a result of their Bishop’s experience, students will insightfully engage with the world.

Mental Health
Health and Wellness


Bishop’s University maintains a commitment to promote positive student mental health and well-being and understands that this is essential to their academic success as well as their ability to participate meaningfully throughout all aspects of their lives. Counselling and Mental Health Services are provided to all current Bishop’s University students.

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Health and Wellness

Health Services

Whether you have a health emergency, an injury, a chronic illness, a bad case of the flu or you want information on various health topics, you can expect excellent care from our competent staff.

Health and Wellness

Sexual Violence Support Centre (SVSC)

The SVSC, through the work of the Sexual Violence Response Advisors (SVRAs), is the primary point of contact for members of the University community who have experienced any form of sexual or gender-based violence​.

The SVSC is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is located in Memorial House (MOU 049) next to the Print Shop. You can reach the SVSC by calling 819-822-9600 ext. 2911 or via email at

Accessibility First

Student Accessibility Services

We are proud to be an institution that welcomes and supports a diverse student body and strives to ensure that students have equal opportunities and equitable treatment to take full advantage of their education.

Career Readiness
Leadership and Academic Success

Career and Transition Services

Career and Transition Services (CATS) support students with career development, job search and internships by offering professional and specialized services focusing on career planning and counselling, as well as workshops, events, comprehensive job posting service and extensive career resources.

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Leadership and Academic Success

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching helps students form individualized strategies for overcoming whatever challenges they might face on their academic paths, such as adjusting to university life, time management, stress management, and academic skill development (often pertaining to exam preparation, note-taking and organizational skills).

Leadership and Academic Success

Leadership Development Opportunities

Using a curricular approach to intentionally design enriching and profound student experiences, part of Student Affairs’ programming is dedicated to the development of leadership skills outside the classroom. Programming supports the personal growth and community engagement of Bishop’s students across a variety of experiences designed to contribute to a vibrant and equitable campus.

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First Nations, Inuit and Métis students

Indigenous Student Support

The Indigenous Student Support Centre (ISSC) provides academic support, along with programming that allows students to share and discover culturally relevant practices, events and educational workshops. ISSC strives to create a safe and welcoming environment that gives First Nation, Métis and Inuit students space to feel at home and cared for on campus.

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For both incoming and outgoing students

Bishop’s International

Bishop’s International provides support and services to incoming international students, as well as to all Bishop’s students interested in an international and/or intercultural experiential learning opportunity abroad or on campus.

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Residence Life

No matter the building you choose, Residence Life offers students an opportunity to discover themselves and build lifelong friendships along the way. Resident Assistants live on every floor and are there to actively listen, help foster social connections, and respond in emergency situations. Students living in residences are provided the support they need to go from living at home to living on their own, and make living at Bishop’s the experience of a lifetime.

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Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care Services is interfaith and offered to the entire campus community. Spiritual Care fosters faith development, spirituality and social justice. The Campus Minister provides pastoral services to all members of the campus community and is available to discuss in confidence whatever interests and concerns people may have.

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Security Department

The Campus Security team ensures the safety and security of everyone. Security officers are on duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

819-822-9711 direct line, or 711 from a campus phone

You have questions? We have answers!


Whatever the problem or struggle, don’t ever feel that you must deal with it alone. Our services are here to support all of your needs outside of the classroom to make your Bishop’s experience the best it can be.

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Crisis Support

Should you require assistance for an emergency situation outside of the regular operating hours, please call Bishop’s Security Department at 819-822-9711 or from a phone on campus extension 2711. You can also call Info-Santé by dialing 811 or Urgence Détresse at 819-780-2222.


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