Critical Incident Support
A Critical Incident (or Significant Event) is a traumatic event that creates a strong emotional reaction. This reaction may interfere with an individual’s ability to manage normal day-to-day activities or have a large negative impact on the people involved or community members that have in some way been involved. Learn about the supports available.
Health & Counselling (HCS)
This team of doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychiatrists and health promotion specialists collectively and positively influence health and well-being across SFU’s campuses. Doctor and counselling appointments available in Burnaby and Vancouver. Counselling available by appointment in Surrey.
My SSP (Student Support Program)
Outside North America call 001.416.380.6578
My SSP is available 24/7, via app or phone, to all SFU students (graduate, undergraduate and post-doc). Students can access immediate and ongoing, confidential mental health and well-being support. Available in multiple languages from North America or abroad.
The Interfaith Centre seeks to facilitate living one’s faith, to support the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty, and to increase the understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices across all three campuses.
Safety & Risk Services (SRS)
General enquiries: 778.782.3100
The SRS team responds to incidents involving safety and risk and supports individuals impacted by incidents that affect their safety or wellbeing.
The Safe Walk Program provides a security escort to support individual safe travel on campus 24/7.
Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO)
The SVSPO is a trauma informed and survivor-centered service which offers support to campus community members impacted by sexual violence and misconduct, regardless of when or where the incident took place. It offers confidential support, information and referrals at any SFU campus or an alternate location. The SVSPO also provides educational programming and initiatives.
Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilites
The Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities is a resource for students, faculty and staff. Students can find out about their responsibilities and rights as members of the SFU community, and learn about the supports available to them, along with options for addressing concerns.
Centre for Accessible Learning
The CAL provides disability related information and support. The Centre can recommend academic accommodations to students as well as assist students and faculty in the implementation of disability-related services.
Student Learning Commons (SLC)
The SLC offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies in an environment of collaboration, discussion and peer learning.
First Nations Student Association (FNSA)
The FNSA is a student organization whose mandate is two-fold: to personally, academically and culturally support First Nations students (Inuit, Métis, Status and Non-Status) and to educate the campus community on First Nations issues.
International Student Services
ISS offers supports and services to international students and to students seeking info regarding international learning opportunities. ISS works with faculty wishing to develop international and intercultural learning opportunities.