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Founders College

Welcome to your community!

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

Founders College: "self, culture and society"

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.

We are home to students in the following programs:

  • 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

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, who’s in charge of supporting your engagement and academic development, and easing your transition into 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.