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Student Community & Leadership Development

The Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD) is here to help students get the most out of their university experience. We offer an array of tools, guidance, programs and workshops to ensure your growth and engagement in student life including:

  • YU START - the new student transition program
  • Orientation programming
  • The Student Leadership Program
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Government
  • And much more!

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Latest Information

Students walking across Keele campus on an early spring day.

Referendum 2024

A referendum is a democratic process that allows members of a community to participate in decision-making on important issues such as changes to laws, constitutions, fee or other matters that affect the community.


Plan Your Event

On-campus, in-person, non-instructional events organized or sponsored by recognized student organizations are back.


Book Prayer Space

The Scott Religious Centre is re-opened under provincial COVID safety regulations.


Student Government Elections

Student governments provide both academic and social supports to the students at York University.


Black Excellence at York University

Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) provides Black students with the supports they need to transition to university and maximize their student experience on the path to graduation. 


Regulations Regarding Student Organizations

In order to be recognized by the University, student governments and clubs must follow certain qualifications established by the University.


Student Resources

Learning Skills Services

Need academic help?

Let Learning Skills Services help you manage your time, keep up with your readings, study more effectively, and much more.

Hone your academic skills

Health Education and Promotion

Health and wellness concerns?

Let the Health Education & Promotion experts help. They offer a range of support dealing with sleep, sexual health, physical health, nutrition, mental health, and alcohol and other drugs.

Explore the healthy life

Questions About Clubs

Have questions about clubs?

SCLD is home to 350+ student clubs and organizations. Find a club you're interested in or learn how to start your own.

Learn more about student clubs

Student Guide to Remote Learning

Have questions and concerns about remote/online learning?

We've created this guide to help you find the resources and supports to successfully navigate being a remote learner.

Get answers to your remote learning questions

York 101 Video Series

New to York?

Take a crash course on everything you'll need to know in order to have a successful first year by watching our YORK 101 video series on YouTube.

Watch the YORK 101 video series

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