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Your Success Matters!

Welcome to the Student Success and Leadership Centre!

We offer a variety of programs to enhance your academic learning, personal success and leadership skills.

The Student Success and Leadership Centre offers a range of services including Head Start orientation to familiarize you with our campus and get registered for courses. UWindsor Welcome Week celebrates your first week on campus and helps you to connect with new friends and colleagues. We provide study and time management sessions through the STEPS program as well as Writing Support to help you with your academic writing skills. No matter what your current level, we can help you to enhance your skills to ensure you are ready for the rigours of University academics. You can even sign up for a senior student mentor through the Connecting4Success Program. Check out some of our services below.

 

The Advising Team is here to help undergraduate students with:

  • Choosing or changing your program or major

  • Understanding your degree audit and degree requirements

  • Understanding academic regulations and procedures

  • Adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course

  • Developing a plan to deal with academic difficulties (i.e., Academic Probation & Required to Withdraw)

  • Reviewing your academic progress

  • Referral to other relevant campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising services for undergraduate students.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a service-learning opportunity that builds teams of students and connects them with local partners. As an ASB team member, you will engage in meaningful community-driven service and critical personal reflection. 

Throughout the ASB program you’ll be encouraged to connect your academic studies to the project, and actively reflect on how your social justice commitments can engage with real-world challenges. Groups will be selected to ensure that there is representation from a wide range of academic programs. We want to build bridges for you between disciplines. Encountering different points of view can help students to think more critically and to connect the local with the global.

Learn more about Alternative Spring Break.

Bounce Back is a program designed to support students who are struggling to find success during their post-secondary experience, and will run weekly for 9 weeks, starting in the Winter semester. This program takes a holistic approach to student success. The program will focus on ways to increase your academic performance through effective learning strategies (i.e. time management, essay and exam preparation, etc.) but is also attentive to the other factors that can pose difficulties to first-year students (i.e. social adjustment, stress, mental health, etc.). 

Visit this page to learn more about Bounce Back and to apply to the program.

Document your on-campus extracurricular involvement with the Co-Curricular Record. This program gives University of Windsor students the ability to record their on-campus volunteer and/or paid experience on an official record that can be showcased to future employers and post-graduate schools.

Learn more about your Co-Curricular Record.

A mentorship program for new UWindsor students. Get matched with an upper year student who can help guide you through your transition to UWindsor.

Learn more about Connecting4Success.

The University of Windsor is committed to providing a strong student award and financial aid program for all students.

This page provides information to undergraduate students about scholarships and awards available from sources external to the university.

Learn more about what external awards are avaiable.

LEAD is a volunteer program available to all UWindsor students.  This program is designed to enhance your experience, provide professional development and networking opportunities throughout campus while meeting other students having fun and enhancing many valuable skills! Want to get involved? If so, LEAD is the right volunteer program for you!

Learn more about LEAD volunteer opportunities.

We offer a variety of services to easy the transition for incoming first-year students here at the University of Windsor. Head Start and Welcome Week are only the beginning. For all updates on student life on campus, be sure to check us out on social media @UWinStudentExp or University of Windsor Student Experience.

Learn more about Head Star and Welcome Week.

The Outstanding Scholars Program challenges and stimulates students by providing them with unique opportunities for academic discovery. During their first year of study Outstanding Scholars, first year Candidates meet with mentors to prepare them to hold an Academic Appointment starting in their second year.

Learn more about Outstanding Scholars.

S.T.E.P.S. provides resources to help students develop practical methods that can improve learning and study skills across disciplines.

Learn more about the S.T.E.P.S. workshops.

Located on the main floor of the main building of the Leddy Library, the Writing Support desk can help with all of your writing needs.  Walk-in hours and appointments available.

Visit the Writing Support Desk website.