Student Support

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You can count on our support – academically, culturally, financially and personally. Student Development and Services is an excellent resource that will help you maximize your success. We offer learning support services and excellent resources that are especially useful for new university students.

Academic Advising

Our primary focus is to enhance your learning experience and development. We will help you to explore academic opportunities, address difficulties, and make the best informed and responsible decisions regarding your academic programs, priorities and goals.

Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives

In the Nbisiing dialect of Anishnaabemwin, Enji giigdoyang means “where we come to meet, discuss and talk about things.” We enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach to academic, personal, and cultural support and offer a range of programs. We honour one another’s life experiences and invite you to connect with our campus community and guests to the university in events throughout the year. We offer:

  • Enji giigdoyang Student Lounge
  • Indigenous Week and Enji giigdoyang Speaker Series
  • Visiting Elders
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Academic, Personal, and Cultural Supports
  • Indigenous Mentorship Programs 

Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services assists students with permanent or temporary disabilities. If you have (or suspect that you have) a disability, we encourage you to contact us to ask about:

  • test and exam accommodation; 
  • distraction-reduced working and testing areas;
  • note-taking support;
  • adaptive technology and assistive software;
  • alternate format reading materials; and
  • counselling or tutorial support.

Equity Centre

The Equity Centre is a student-run safe space on campus where students can hang out, learn, or help organize events and campaigns that raise awareness of equity issues which impact the diverse communities at Nipissing University. The Centre provides education and resources, advocates on behalf of students, and promotes allyship on campus. The Equity Centre and its events are open to everyone. (705) 474-3450 ext. 4213

Campus Safety

Student safety is very important to us, and we are committed to providing services that reinforce a sense of well-being on campus. Safety features include emergency phones located throughout campus, emergency medical response providers, and video surveillance in most common areas. Campus is patrolled by 24-hour security and students have access to the campus walk program.

Health Centre

A medical team is in attendance at the Campus Health Centre and available to all students Monday to Friday. The Campus Health Centre provides quality services and health care delivery by a licensed physician and nurses. (705) 474-7600 ext. 5261

Multi-Faith Space Room - H340

With a diverse community studying and working at Nipissing, the University has developed the Multi-Faith Space, offering an inclusive space on campus for people to practice all religions. The purposeful absence of any religious icons, symbols or resources creates a neutral environment so individuals can use the space for a safer and comfortable place for prayer, meditation and reflection.

International Student Support

Study abroad or internationalize your degree at home. We offer support services and programs to assist with intercultural development and integration, creating experiences that foster global citizenship. Upper year students enjoy our exchange partnerships with Australia, Barbados, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Nipissing University is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all students. Services for survivors include: navigation of services on and off campus, assistance with arranging academic accommodations, and help understanding reporting options. Additionally, there are free workshops on consent, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention for all students.

Student Counselling

Student Counselling Services offers free personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services, and wellness events to all students. We endeavour to do all we can to help support students in achieving positive mental and emotional wellness.

Student Intervention Support

This support is offered to students who may be experiencing difficulty accessing the appropriate services, require a referral to services, require further collaboration within their current support services, or need assistance transitioning to or from the University (e.g. returning after being admitted to the hospital, registering again after withdrawing for mental health reasons, etc.). The relationship between the SIS staff and the student is collaborative, goal-oriented, supportive and voluntary.

Student Learning and Transitions

Student Learning and Transitions (SLT) supports students’ academic and personal success from orientation to graduation. These may include oneon- one consultations, group workshops or tutorials, peer-to-peer support and tutoring, or referral services. SLT’s transition programs seek to ease the multiple transitions that occur throughout a student’s post-secondary experience, including those who have entered through non-traditional pathways and include facilitated programs, campus activities, and events that promote academic and social integration into the Nipissing University Lakers community.