Get Involved, University of Guelph Accessibility Services

University of Guelph Student Accessibility Services

Many members of the university community are involved in the work of University of Guelph Student Accessibility Services - if you're interested in joining our team, please consider one of the following opportunities:

Exam Proctors

Each semester we hire part-time casual staff members to help monitor exam rooms while students are writing their exams.  These staff members are are not current undergraduate students.  More information will be posted here during our next hiring cycle.

Peer Helpers

Student Accessibility Services has a team of 10 Peer Helpers who assist students with disabilities with academic and practical needs in the following roles and beyond:

  • Meal guides: support students who require help in obtaining their meals and join them for their meals.
  • Guides: assist students in getting to their classes or anywhere else on campus they need to go.
  • One to one: work with students who experience various difficulties in academics, including assistance with finding tutors, and helping with procrastination and time management.
  • Recreation Equity on Campus (REC) club: promote the group and assist students with their workout regime.
  • Social Event and Fundraising: create and promote activities to involve SAS students more at the University.

Required Time Commitment: 5 hours/week (~60 hours/semester).

Work-Study Students

These students are employed through the Work Study Program, which offers opportunities for students with demonstrated financial need.  These part-time staff members help run our volunteer note taking service.

Volunteer Note Takers

Volunteer Note Takers agree to share their notes from their own regular classes. This helps students in those same classes who encounter barriers to taking their own notes. Individuals who receive notes could have a dexterity impaiment, an information processing impairment or experience some other functional limitation for which an accommodation is needed.  Our volunteers help these students to achieve academic success, and many volunteers report improvements in their own learning by participating in this program.

Important: Tests & Exams

If you use the SAS Exam Centre, please remember that all test and exam bookings must be submitted at least 10 BUSINESS DAYS ahead of when you intend to write.

In addition, the last day any bookings can be received is the first business day in November, March or July as appropriate for the semester.
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