Founded in 1962, United College is one of four academic institutions affiliated or federated with the University of Waterloo (UW). Like the other three, our College was created under the sponsorship of a church – in our case, the United Church of Canada. In 2005, however, the Church and the College agreed to a friendly separation. Although we are no longer legally connected to the United Church, the mission and values of our College reflect its emphasis on social responsibility, social justice and good citizenship.
United College contributes to the University of Waterloo by offering academic programming reflective of our mission and values; by providing an enriched living environment for both graduate and undergraduate students; and by hosting unique co-curricular programming for the University of Waterloo students such as GreenHouse, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, and the Student Refugee Program.