Concerned about a student

Immediate attention

Student behavior requiring immediate attention 
In cases where a student’s behavior poses an imminent threat to themselves or others, call 911 or Protective Services at 306-966-5555.

Unsure what to do

Learn actions you can take and resources you can access based on varying signs of distress.

Contact the Student Affairs Case Management office to discuss a situation involving a student or if you are concerned about a student.

Student services and support

Student services

Access and Equity Services
Assists individuals requiring accommodations based on disability, religion, family status and gender identity.

Student Learning Services
Academic support for writing, math and study skills.

International Student and Study Abroad Centre
Resources and services for international students and those wanting to go abroad.

Aboriginal Students' Centre
Personal, social, cultural and academic support through programs, services and events.

Protective Services
24-hour assistance with campus safety or security issues. 

Student Central
Don't know who to call? Start here.

Student Wellness Centre
Offers urgent and non-urgent physical and mental health care to U of S students and their spouses and children.

ICT Service Desk
Email, PAWS and technology support.

Student Employment and Career Center
Career and employment skills, workshops and events.
SECC can present to your class. Learn more.

Academic support

While many instructors will invite their students to come to them for direct advice and help, some students may be more comfortable asking their questions of others. Either way, normalizing help-seeking and the desire to build one's academic skill set is a tremendous opportunity that you have as a teacher. 

Co-Curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is a personalized and official record of university-approved and facilitated activities students have been involved in.

Co-curricular records have become best practice at many North American colleges and universities because employers are looking for well-rounded candidates with demonstrated competencies, skills and engagement beyond their academic coursework.

A Co-Curricular Record at the University of Saskatchewan will help students find opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and then will capture those activities, and the learning outcomes derived from them, on an official document that the student can use in furthering their employment and educational goals.

View a sample CCR (PDF). For more information and support to get involved with the Co-Curricular Record within your unit, email ccr@usask.ca.

For activities to be recognized on the Co-Curricular Record, it must:

  • have a clear attachment to the university with a recognized faculty or staff member to validate participation;
  • have validation requirements (for example: criteria students must complete in order to have their position validated);
  • be connected to intentional learning outcomes grounded in the U of S Learning Charter Core Learning Goals: discovery, knowledge, integrity, skills, and citizenship;
  • provide an opportunity for students to be actively engaged (positions or activities in which a student holds a title, but has no duties, will not qualify for validation).

Students and university staff who administer the Co-Curricualr Record can access the CCR database at ccr.usask.ca.

Maintaining and administrating the Co-Curricular Record

The U of S Co-Curricular Record operates on a decentralized model. The administrative home of the CCR is the University Registrar’s Office, but authority for administering the CCR is determined by respective colleges, departments or units—those who are best positioned to identify and validate appropriate activities, and the learning outcomes that are derived from them.

Each college or unit should assign at least one person to create and verify that an activity is appropriate for inclusion in the CCR.

The Co-Curricular Advisory Committee will provide institutional oversight and maintains the integrity of CCR through high level strategic direction, acting as gate-keeper of internal and cross-institutional best practices, advocating at the institutional level for CCR and reporting to the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee (TLARC).

How students incorporate volunteer experiences in their co-curricular records.
What's on a student's co-curricular record?
Co-corricular record volunteer opportunities available through the USSU.
How students can use their co-curricular record.

Financial support and student awards

Financial Support

Students facing financial difficulty can access several forms of advice and support at the University of Saskatchewan. Emergency loans, government student loans, scholarships and awards, and part-time job opportunities may all be appropriate sources.

Student Awards

Both entering and continuing students may be eligible for college- or department-specific awards. Encourage students to speak with the undergraduate office in their college for more information.

Student leadership development

Do you have a role in student leadership development?

The Student Leadership Community of Practice (SLCoP) advocates for and supports students in their leadership development through roles such as Arts and Science Peer Mentors, PAL Peer Mentors, Peer Health Mentors, Residence Assistants, Notetakers, KinLife Student Leaders, Research Coaches, Student Assistants, Student Advisors, Student Ambassadors as well as others.

The SLCoP community aims to strengthen the connections and communications amoung staff working with student leaders through meeting on a regular basis and working collaboratively to share experiences, create a pool of resources and research and discuss best practices.

Contact us to learn more and find out how you can get involved.

Engagement and student life

Being involved in campus life and having positive social networks is often what keeps students committed to their academic goals, even through tough times when they may feel like quitting.