Support and Services

We know that the transition to graduate school in a new city can seem overwhelming.

At Green College, it doesn't have to be—you have an immediate support system of fellow Greenies (our favourite term for Resident Members) around you.

Take a look at resources right here at the College, as well as the many support initiatives and services available at UBC.

Support and Services at Green College

Depending on what you need, Green College staff are a good first line to help. Staff can help clarify any questions you may have about how things are done and help identify where your solutions might be found. Next, Green Lanterns are a special group of independent residents, trained and supported to support Resident Members at a peer level. If something is on your mind but you might feel it's not something you want to bring up to staff, you can confidentially speak to a Green Lantern for help. Finally, the College's Wellness Committee helps coordinate various events throughout the year for health and wellness, ranging from art nights, dialogues on sexuality, and workshops.

Green College is committed to a harassment-free and sexual-assault-free environment; one that has no tolerance for harassment or sexual assault, that encourages harassment and sexual assault concerns to be brought forward, that commits to sensitive and timely responses to such concerns, and guarantees a transparent, timely and effective administrative process in dealing with such concerns.

The College's policies and procedures are published in the Resident's Handbook.

UBC's policies, including Policy 3 (Discrimination and Harassment) and Policy 14 (Response to at risk behaviour) are available on the Office of University Counsel's website here.


Support and Services at UBC

UBC has a lot to offer for students that Green College can't provide. Here are just some of the few that are out there:

Academic English Support (AES)

AES provides free, professional language support to UBC students who speak English as a second/additional language. Please check the AES program website for more information.

International House

International Student Advisors at International House can help with information and guidance regarding the most common questions from international students who are new to UBC. Their services include help regarding immigration and employment, medical insurance, and personal and cultural transition to the UBC learning environment.

Arriving in Vancouver and Settling In

Professional Development / Academic Support

Advising, Wellness, and Counselling Services

Conflict Resolution

Fitness and Recreation

Other Resources