Supports on campus

Student Life is the university’s student support network outside of the classroom. We provide students with the services and resources needed to succeed academically, personally and socially.

Here’s a sample of some of the supports available to you:

Academic support

  • Academic workshops
  • Learning and study skills
  • Peer tutoring
  • Subject specialists

Accessibility

  • Academic accommodations
  • Groups and workshops
  • Technology advising accommodations

Accessibility services

More info about accessibility services

Career readiness

  • Career counselling, fairs and events
  • Co-ops and internships
  • Work experience on campus

Career readiness

More info about career readiness

Equity and inclusion

  • Equity education
  • Events and workshops
  • Leadership development
  • Orientation and first-year transition

Equity and inclusion

More info about equity and inclusion

Peer support and community

  • Community events
  • Digital community
  • Indigenous Education and Cultural Services
  • International student supports
  • Mentoring

Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

More info about community

Student mental health services

We have been ranked among the top 3 primarily undergraduate universities for mental health services.

Student mental health services

More info about student mental health services

First-year transition

We know the transition to university can seem daunting, but we’re here to help! We have academic advisors that specialize in offering support to first-year students. Visit academicadvising.ontariotechu.ca to learn more.

Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU)

The OTSU is a student-led organization dedicated to enhancing the student experience. We provide students with services and amenities that support physical and mental well-being, collaborative spaces to pursue passions and foster development, and improve student life through advocacy and leadership.


Clubs and societies

Our clubs and societies bring like-minded people together to develop skills and cultivate friendships. Each faculty has its own society and there are nearly 100 student-led clubs such as photography, game programming, anime, racing and much more.

Check them out at otsu.ca/clubs.

Events and services

Enhancing the student experience is what we’re all about! Throughout the year, we host a ton of fun and enlightening events, as well as offer services for job interviews, collegiate-level esports, filing taxes, grad photos and more.

Health and wellness

We provide students with several services that support wellness, including a robust health and dental plan, and mental health supports.

We lead

A student community
Our diverse student body continues to lead the way by inspiring our community through equity initiatives, representation at campus events, varsity athletics, peer mentoring and student leadership.

Student leader cheering at orientation event