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Affiliated Colleges

Welcome to your community!

Whether you live on campus or commute, your college is your community hub for socializing and accessing peer support.

What is a college?
York University is divided into colleges, which include students, professors, a College Head and support staff.

What does my college offer?

Colleges organize academic services, such as peer mentoring, and keep you connected on campus through events like Orientation and Convocation. Colleges coordinate student get-togethers, post-class activities, workshops and trips. The physical college buildings have comfortable spaces where you can hold study groups, prepare for presentations or relax between classes.

Which college do I belong to?
Most LA&PS students are affiliated with FoundersMcLaughlinVanier or New College. Find out which one your program is associated with below:

Students from LA&PS New College wave multicolored  flags and cheer at Keele campus

New College

We strive to provide all students with space to participate in student government, attend social activities and get academic help, and offer a strong social and intellectual community to drive positive change.

  • Commerce
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology

Explore New College

Members of McLaughlin's College at York University pose with a mascot wolf in orange and black


We are York’s “public policy” college. If Justice, Criminology or Political Science is your passion, McLaughlin is your home! We also emphasize the arts, music, poetry and athletics.

  • Criminology
  • Global Political Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Law & Society
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Work and Labour Studies

Explore McLaughlin College

Students from Founders College at York University wave flags and pose for a group photo


Our college’s theme is “self, culture and society.” With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, Founders is committed to your development as a well-rounded individual.

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communications Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • East Asian Studies
  • English
  • English and Professional Writing
  • European Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • German Studies
  • Health and Society
  • History
  • Human Rights and Equity Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Urban Studies

Explore Founders College

Students from Vanier College at York University pose in purple and pink for a group photo


Our motto is “to belong and contribute,” and Vanier has lots of ways you can get involved – it’s the only college with its own basketball court and it houses the only extracurricular theatre company on campus.

  • Black Canadian Studies
  • Business & Society
  • Business Economics
  • Children, Childhood & Youth Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Culture and Expression
  • Economics
  • Financial & Business Economics
  • Hellenic Studies
  • Humanities
  • Individualized Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Undeclared Majors in Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Explore Vanier College