Bethune College is the “home” for Science students. Colleges exist to help make a big university feel small. They are a place to study, hang out, and participate in a smaller, more intimate setting. They are a place where you can feel at home.
Everyone is assigned to a college when they enter York based on either their program of study or the residence that they live in. Students in the Faculty of Science, those in the Lassonde School of Engineering and those that are in the Bethune Residence are automatically members of the college.
- SOS Peer Advising: fellow (senior) students provide information sessions and advice on campus resources, as well as seminars on career planning. The SOS office is located in 208 Bethune College and is open weekdays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
- Wish you could study for a class with a group of classmates but don’t know enough people in the course? With Peer Assisted Study Groups or PASS senior students (PASS leaders) who have previously done well in the course help students work together to achieve success.
- The Math Help service provides peer tutoring meetings, and sessions for specific NATS courses such as M-Aid-in-NATS
- At the Bethune Writing Centre students can seek help with academic writing. This includes proofreading, citations and references, and advice and feedback on graded work. Sessions can be one-on-one or in a group. It’s best to make an appointment!
- SOS Peer Mentoring pairs first year students with an upper year student in the same program. Your peer mentor will help you make a smooth transition into life at York.
- SOS Peer Tutoring provides students with extra help for specific courses on homework, assignments, test preparation and so on. There’s a schedule for each course but you can simply drop in.
- Graduate peer mentors are either graduate students or alumni SOS Peer Leaders who guide and advise upper-year Bethune College students about their future aspirations.
All of the above services are free of charge.