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Brock University

Brock University

General Information

Brock University serves 17 000 students at its main campus in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Brock also has a secondary campus in Hamilton, Ontario which primarily serves the Faculty of Education.

Information about accessibility services and resources at the Hamilton campus is not readily available; the information that follows pertains to the St. Catharines campus of Brock University.

Brock offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in its 7 faculties:

  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Graduate Studies

The address for Brock University is:

St. Catharines Campus:
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
(905) 688-5550

www.brocku.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At Brock University, the office providing services for students with disabilities is called Student Accessibility Services. Services for Students with Disabilities is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Programs

Brock University offers several transition programs for students with disabilities called Smart Start, Strategies Conference, and Mindful Transition Program.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Brock University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Brock University’s Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Brock University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

Learning Disabilities

Medical, Physical, and Sensory Disabilities

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Brock University Services for Students with Disabilities directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Brock University's Health Services provides medical services to students from a team of health care practitioners through medical appointments and an urgent care walk-in clinic.

Counselling Services

Brock University offers Personal Counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Transition Program

Brock University offers Students Making A Realistic Transition (SMART) program for all first year students, to help familiarize themselves with the services provided at Brock University.

Academic  Support

At Brock University the A-Z Learning Services provides a range of services, including study skills workshops and tutoring for all students.

Library Services

At Brock University, the James A. Gibson Library provides students with a wide variety of resources such as catalogues, databases, e-books, and A-Z list of journal. The library also offers specific services for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and visitors. The library also provides accessible formats and materials for persons with disabilities.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Brock University’s Student Awards & Financial Aid office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Brock University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Brock University’s Residence Office accommodates 2,400 students in 6 different residence buildings featuring traditional and townhouse style buildings. Residence is guaranteed to all incoming first year students and to international students. Traditional style residence consists of single or double rooms with communal washrooms. Building amenities for traditional residence include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Access to a 24/7 front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

Townhouse style buildings include 4 bedrooms, a shared washroom, communal kitchen and shared living spaces. Both residence styles include high speed internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on building choice and room style. Meal plans are an additional mandatory cost and several different plans are available. Meal plans operate using meal plan and flex dollars, and any unused dollars at the end of first year will carry over into upper years.

Brock University offers many barrier-free rooms and can accommodate special requests if they are noted on the online residence application form when applying.

Off-Campus Housing

Brock University's Off-Campus Living offers accommodation listing service, student landlord resources, neighbourhood relations, and community outreach services for students seeking housing off campus.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Brock offers Campus Maps for each campus.

St. Catharines Transit

St. Catharines Transit Commission is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Brock University receive a bus pass included in their tuition. St. Catharines Transit Commission provides routes and schedule for every transit route they offer. Students are able to access the Brock University transit schedule page which provides Brock University specific transit routes.

Accessibility
St. Catharines Transit Commission offers accessible services with features such as kneeling buses, fold out ramp, automated stop announcement, and wheel chair and scooter positions. Persons who require a support person to travel with them can apply for the Support Person Pass which allows the support person to travel free of charge. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the Support Person Pass Application Form.

The Paratransit provides door-to-door transit service for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. More information about Paratransit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

Brock University offers a wide range of Academic Programs in their 7 faculties and schools. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Brock University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Services for Students with Disabilities
(905) 688-5550 ext 3240
sswd@brocku.ca
Located in the Student Development Centre, 4th Floor of the Arthur Schmon Tower, Room ST400

Health Services
(905) 688-5550 ext 3243
Located in Harrison Hall

Personal Counselling
(905) 688-5550 ext 4750
lmccurdy@brocku.ca
Located in 4th Floor, Schmon Tower Room ST400

A-Z Learning Centre
(905) 688-5550 ext 5774
learning@brocku.ca
Located in the Student Development Centre, Room TH131

James A. Gibson Library
(905) 688-5550 ext 4583

Student Awards & Financial Aid
(905) 688-5550 ext 3958 
safa@brocku.ca 
Located in Arthur Schmon Tower, Room ST402

Residence Office
(905) 688-5550 ext 3370
res@brocku.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Brock University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.