Our International Student Advisors offer confidential support and advice for international students throughout their studies, from their original study permit application until graduation. We provide assistance with student immigration applications. We also provide support related to academic and cultural transition, settlement, financial issues, as well as provide referrals to other services and resources both on and off campus. We encourage you to visit us frequently and as needed to discuss any concerns you might have.
For more information about what our International Student Services team offers you, see here.
There are over 90 student clubs at the Main Campus that you can get involved with!
Student clubs are a great way to connect with students with similar interests, hobbies, or goals, or to meet new people, learn new skills, and expand your horizons. Student clubs organize activities, events, fundraisers, and campaigns.
During Rush Week at the start of each semester, representatives from all clubs set up on campus to give new students an opportunity to learn more and become a member!
You can see a full list of the student clubs on campus here.
University of Lethbridge Students' Union
The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union (ULSU) is an organization run by students, for students. The ULSU is concerned with promoting the rights and welfare of all students at the University of Lethbridge, to help make your experience at the U of L an enriching one.
The Students’ Union represents University of Lethbridge students to local, provincial and federal governments, arranges events, and helps to provide services such as the Health and Dental Plan, Food Bank, and Test Bank. Any undergraduate student registered at the University may run for one of the 20 positions on the Students’ Council (some restrictions may apply), including an International Student Representative. Elections are held in February or March each year. You can also volunteer in one of approximately 50 student committees.
Graduate Students’ Association
The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is a peer-elected graduate student body that represents and advocates for grad students at the U of L. The GSA runs social and wellness events all through the year to encourage grad students to come together.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills, and give back to the community. Additionally, volunteer experience looks great on any resume and may qualify you to receive more scholarships. There are a variety of volunteering options available on campus or in the community. If you would like to find local volunteer opportunities, check out UVolunteer.
You can also find opportunities to get involved in the community on campus by volunteering your time and skills to student organizations such as:
- The Meliorist, a student-run monthly publication—this is a great way to gain experience in journalism
- CKXU Radio, a campus and community radio station run by student volunteers—a great way to gain experience in programming and broadcasting
- The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union—you can gain leadership skills and experience
The International Centre is often looking for volunteers to help with events throughout the year, such as the annual International Dinner and International Week. We also recruit student volunteers for our International Student Mentorship Program, our Buddy Program for exchange students, our English Language Partner program and more. Learn about all the International Centre's volunteer opportunities here.
The PRIDE Centre at the University of Lethbridge offers a positive, respectful and safe environment to all students on campus regardless of gender or sexual orientation. You may stop in for casual peer counselling, to peruse the library, or to greet the volunteers. The PRIDE Centre is located in the Student Union Building (SU170).
The Chaplain’s office can be found in Markin Hall (M4054). The U of L Chaplaincy is a multi-faith service which provides spiritual and religious support to members of the campus community. Known as the Ecumenical Campus Ministry, it is a ministry of Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Churches. All University students and staff are welcome to use this service.