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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. Each of the four colleges affiliated with LA&PS has a College Academic Life Coordinator responsible for supporting your engagement and academic development and easing your transition to university.

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 comfy spaces where you can hold study groups, prepare for presentations or relax between classes.

McLaughlin College

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.

Social Science students in these programs are in McLaughlin:

  • Criminology
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Law & Society
  • Work & Labour Studies

Explore McLaughlin

Founders College

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.

Social Science students in these programs are in Founders:

  • African Studies
  • Health & Society
  • International Development Studies
  • Urban Studies

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Vanier College

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.

Social Science students in these programs are in Vanier:

  • Business & Society

Explore Vanier