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.

Review the USask Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Toolkit to recognize the warning signs and know how to respond.

Contact Student Affairs and Outreach to discuss a situation involving a student or if you are concerned about a student.

International Students

International students may need support with many situations including:

  • Immigration matters
  • Working in Canada
  • Settlement services 
  • English language support

Students requiring academic accommodation

The University of Saskatchewan is required to provide reasonable accommodations for students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s), including disability, religion, family status and gender identity.

Referring students to services

Student services and support

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

Student Affairs and Outreach
Offers mental health intake, student outreach, crisis response, and consultation to those concerned about a student.

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

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
Personal, social, cultural and academic support through programs, services and events.

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

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

Student Learning Hub
Programs and services to help students develop academic skills and support for learning in areas such as writing, math, studying, and research.

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

ICT Service Desk
Email, PAWS and technology support.

Faith Leaders
The faith leaders at USask are a multi-faith religious resource to all students, staff and faculty.

USSU Centres
The University of Saskatatchewan's Students' Union operates a number of centres that provide resources, support and services:

Career Services
Career Services facilitates student’s access to opportunities, creation of connections, and preparation for and management of their careers. Career Services also plays a key role in supporting students in developing competencies (knowledges, skills, attributes) through experiential and work integrated learning opportunities. 

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. 

Student Learning Hub
Programs and services to help students develop academic skills and support for learning in areas such as writing, math, studying, and research.

Office of the University Secretary 
Academic appeals and policies for academic misconduct

Academic Advisors
Undergraduate advisors and Graduate Chairs

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.

Supporting 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 among 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.

Supporting career education

Faculty and instructors play an important role in this process and the Career Services team will work with you and support you to enhance the student experience you provide.

Career development is the continual journey of self-awareness, skill development, goal setting and achievement. Supporting student career development means assisting students in the exploration and navigation of their career journey and helping them establish the solid foundation necessary for future career success. 

Co-Curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official record of university-approved and facilitated activities students have been involved in. It helps students find opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and then capture those activities, and the learning outcomes derived from them, on an official document that they can use in furthering their employment and educational goals.

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.


Join in events celebrating our students and their achievements and welcoming new and prospective students.

Attending Convocation

The University of Saskatchewan honours more than 4,000 graduates each year at its convocation ceremonies.

Indigenous Graduation Celebration

Celebrates graduating Indigenous students from the University of Saskatchewan.

Indigenous Achievement Week

Each year the University of Saskatchewan hosts Indigenous Achievement Week to celebrate Indigenous achievement, reflect on traditions and ceremonies, and connect with the community.

New Student Welcome

Help us welcome our newest students each fall and winter term. Events are posted near the start of the term.

Open House

Every fall, prospective students, parents, counsellors, teachers and others are invited to spend time on campus to experience the U of S in full swing.