Academic integrity

To create and promote a culture of academic integrity, the behaviour of all members of the University of Waterloo is based on honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

All members of the uWaterloo community are expected to hold to the highest standard of academic integrity in their studies, teaching, and research.

The Office of Academic Integrity’s website contains detailed information on the University's policy for students and faculty. This site explains why academic integrity (AI) is important and how students can avoid academic misconduct. It also identifies resources available on campus to help achieve academic integrity in and out of the classroom.

Petition for Exception to Academic Regulations

Policy 70 (Student Petitions and Grievances) indicates that a petition “is a request by a student seeking exception to, or relief from, normal faculty or University rules and regulations”. Examples of petitions include adding or dropping a course after the deadline, changing course load enrolment and reconsideration of an end of term academic decision. 

Please consult the Health petitions instructions for more information about petition procedures in the Faculty of Health.

Student support

The university offers various student support services across campus to assist students in a variety of areas.

Service Description
Academic Advisors Academic advisors in your home department/school are available to assist with course planning and a variety of other needs
Student Mentorship Program

weCONNECTu is a mentoring program offered for students by students. Our upper-year mentors offer a variety of programs to assist first-year students in Health including workshops and review sessions. Students can also be matched with an upper-year mentor for one-on-one support and as a contact for questions.

Counselling Services Counselling Services in Needles Hall offers free confidential counseling (group and individual) and consultation for students, as well as a whole series of Coping Seminars and Workshops, including anxiety management, healthy boundaries in relationships, nutrition management, mindfulness meditation and stress management.
Student Success Office

The University of Waterloo's Student Success Office offers various initiatives and programs to promote continued student success and an improved overall student experience.

You can find them on the second floor of South Campus Hall, and drop by or contact the Student Success Office with any comments or questions.

Health Services Health Services provides services including the student medical clinic, occupational health, mental health, nutrition services, and health education including the Personal Best Program, which assists students with promoting and maintaining overall health and wellness.
Academics in Residence The living learning program offers tutoring in residence for a variety of courses on a weekly basis.
AccessAbility Services AccessAbility Services promotes access to programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with permanent or temporary disabilities. The office provides information to students, academic accommodations, and various support services.
Career Services

The Centre for Career Action offers services including various resources, workshops, events and individual appointments for students. Appointments can be made for the following: résumé and cover letter critique, career exploration and decision making including job search advice, mock interviews for jobs and professional school, and assistance with grad/professional school process and review.

Supported Learning Groups

Supported Learning Groups (SLG) are free study sessions intended to give first-year students a chance to study with classmates for some particularly challenging courses. SLG sessions focus on modeling learning strategies on "how to learn", while being integrated with the "what to learn".

Writing and Communication Centre The WCC is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. Writing a paper? Designing a portfolio? Giving a presentation? They are here to help you to work through all stages of the communication process.