USC Student Services are student-run organizations that serve key interests of the Western community. All USC Student Services offer many opportunities for student involvement and leadership experience.
Visit the new Support Network website, or check out each individual service’s site below:
Ally Western is a USC outreach program that organizes free educational workshops focusing on issues of sexuality, gender identity, mental health, culture, etc. The primary objectives of the program are to:
- Create a safe, accepting, and inclusive campus, where diversity is understood and embraced.
- Reduce fear of discrimination or harassment.
- Educate participants about social communities and unique student groups, and develop activities/workshops to build on those concepts.
- Create a visible network of support.
The Ethnocultural Support Service seeks to create a culturally inclusive University community, in which students’ unique backgrounds are positively embraced and celebrated, and do not negatively impact their student experience.
Visit http://www.usc.uwo.ca/Ethnocultural_Support for more info.
EnviroWestern is the student answer to environmental issues at The University of Western Ontario, providing action and advocacy for issues important to students, as well as numerous opportunities for students to get involved. EnviroWestern’s slogan is “Small Steps, Big Impact”, and we are structured so that every student on campus has an opportunity to contribute in some way.
Visit http://www.usc.uwo.ca/envirowestern/ for more info.
FOOD SUPPORT SERVICE
The USC Food Support Service is a completely anonymous food hamper distribution system. Food hampers can be requested through email and collected 24 hours a day.
Click HERE for request form.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT SERVICES
The Health and Wellness Support Service is a service that aims to improve the health and quality of life of all undergraduate students at Western. It aims to provide services and educate on issues surrounding mental health, healthy lifestyles, alcohol and substance abuse prevention and overall well-being.
I KNOW SOMEONE
The I Know Someone service works to educate on the paradigm of sexual violence, and works to prevent incidents of sexual violence by educating the campus community on consent and healthy relationships. The service develops workshops for faculty, staff and students, and hold regular awareness programs on preventing sexual violence.
The PrideWestern network aims to provide a resource and support system for students with questions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, 2-Spirited, and Asexual (LGBTTQ2A) issues. The organization promotes awareness and advocacy on LGBTTQ2A issues brought about through a variety of programs, including the annual Pride Week, movie nights, socials, and coffee houses.
For more information visit http://www.pridewestern.ca/
The Women’s Issues Network is a USC service dedicated to recognizing, representing, and rectifying gender inequalities affecting UWO students. WIN is committed to providing a space free from racism, sexism, and homophobia as well as providing an educational resource centre on woman’s and gender issues. WIN Offers: Coffee Houses, awareness Days, V-Day, Feminine Hygiene Products, Study Space, Film Series and much more.