Who We Are and What We Do (Feb 2022)

Who We Are & What We Do

This website serves as an overview of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students, Units in the Division of Students, key initiatives and the Division of Students 5-Year Strategic Plan.


The Division of Students advances York University’s mission by providing services, programs and facilities that foster academic success, student development and an engaged community. We support and inspire students to contribute as global leaders.


Partners in Student Success​.


Courage, Connection, Empathy

Ongoing Initiatives

Got questions? Just ask SAVY!

Got questions? Just ask SAVY!

SAVY, York's award-winning Student Virtual Assistant, is online 24/7/365 to answer YOUR questions about registrarial services, important dates, supports and services available to you, and much more! Go ahead, give it a try.


Upcoming Events from the Division of Students

Upcoming Events from the Division of Students

From meditation sessions to professional skills building and academic writing workshops, these events from around the Division of Students are designed to help YOU succeed.

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The Division of Students works daily to advance our institutional and Divisional commitments and priorities.

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Explore the Division of Student’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Preparing for a Better Future

Division of Students' Units

Athletics & Recreation

York Athletics and Recreation is on a mission to transform the people we touch by leading the creation of a proud engaged campus; dedicating ourselves to excellence; investing in leaders and championing physical activity, sport and wellness. Our mission is to advance York University's mission by providing services, programs and facilities that foster academic success, student development and an engaged community. We support and inspire students to contribute as global leaders.

Communications & Marketing

The Communications & Marketing team serves the Division of Students by creating and delivering strategic, timely, targeted and engaging student-centric messaging.​

Community Support & Services

The Community Support & Services umbrella of the Division of Students is comprised of the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) and The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education.

OSCR takes a holistic approach to supporting all students by looking at not only who they are or what supports they require, but how their situation is impacting their overall learning experience. OSCR provides advice, referrals, training, alternate dispute resolution methods, judicial processes (local adjudication, tribunals) and critical incident support. OSCR is also responsible for administering the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities, which fosters student success by outlining behavioural expectations at York University.

The Centre is committed to fostering a culture where attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate sexual violence are rejected, survivors are supported, community members are educated and those who commit incidents of sexual violence are held accountable. They facilitate support, services and accommodations for those who have experienced sexual violence, based on the needs and wishes of the person disclosing/reporting. Additionally, The Centre offers training and education to the University community -- aimed at preventing sexual violence and improving supports to survivors.

Office of the University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) provides student-centered services from their first interaction with the University through to graduation. This includes various supports in areas such as recruitment, admissions, scholarships, financial aid, transcripts, student records, student systems, and graduation.

Organizational Effectiveness & Support

Organizational Effectiveness supports the Division of Students with direction and oversight of strategic management & planning, financial and human resources management, programmatic effectiveness, and physical resources planning and management for the Division.

Student Success

The Student Success unit is comprised of the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students, Student Accessibility Services, Student Engagement, Learning Skills & Retention, Residence Life, Centre for Indigenous Student Services and Career Education & Development. Each department is dedicated to supporting diverse groups of students with academic and non-academic services, during various points in their journey at York.

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being offers a range of services including training programs, workshops and peer-to-peer consulting in addition to the services traditionally provided by student counselling services such as walk-in counselling, short-term therapy, emergency support, group counselling, informational sessions and more.

York International

York International is here to assist all international students, as well as domestic and international students who wish to study or work abroad.

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Contact Us

Tel: 416-736-5955
Fax: 416-736-5990
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email vpstudents@yorku.ca (Please remember to include your name and reference or student number in your email.)

Mail Us

Office of the Vice-Provost Students
N303 Bennett Centre for Student Services
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3