Student Support Network

Students outside of a campus building

About the Student Support Network

The Student Support Network (SSN) offers drop-in peer support in Fall and Winter terms. The SSN is closed during statutory holidays, reading week and the Summer semester (May - August).

A team of student volunteers, extensively trained in active listening and communication skills, is ready to provide a supportive ear to any member of the campus community. Drop-in peer support space is located at the entrance of the JT Powell Building, as well as in the McLaughlin Library (Room 111).  

At all SSN services, you'll find:

  • Confidential, non-judgemental listening & support
  • Information and referrals
  • An opportunity to chat with peers who care
  • Extensively trained student volunteers who provide the service

Drop-in Peer Support is available at these locations:

J.T. Powell Building: The drop-in on the first floor of the J.T. Powell Building operates during the Fall and Winter semesters from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday to Friday while classes are in session, and 12:00pm to 8:00pm during scheduled exam weeks.

McLaughlin Library (Room 111): Within McLaughlin Library, drop-in operates from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 4:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

After Hours: After hours and phone support are offered through Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 for crisis services, or Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454, or contact the Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone by texting UofG to 686868.

Stay Connected

If you would like to keep up to date on what we offer throughout the year, as well as the specific starting date of applications, stay connected to the SSN: