Services and Initiatives

Bike Centre

This service offers access to the tools, parts, and training necessary for bicycle maintenance, along with a team of volunteers that are available to assist users and facilitate learning. Workshops are hosted by experienced technicians who educate and create awareness about bicycle maintenance and safety and address bicycle-related oppression issues. | Click here for contact info and more

The Bullring

With over 116 years under its belt, the Bullring is the coolest student space on campus.  When the weather is warm, sit back in one of our Muskoka chairs and enjoy the only patio on campus with grass.  Its recent renovation into a coffee shop completes a multi-year CSA program to make the space open all day as a lounge for students. Come by and enjoy live music, grab a fair-trade coffee or some affordable grub that isn’t produced by a massive fast food chain.  Learn more about the Bullring

CSA Clubs

Finding something to do after classes is made easy with the wide range of clubs accredited through the CSA. There is a huge variety of clubs that are constantly recruiting new members. These clubs mandates range from cultural, political, religious, or just plain fun; There is something for everyone!  Learn more about the clubs sign up process.

Guelph Student FoodBank

In partnership with the Graduate Students Association, the Guelph Student Foodbank's mission is to combat hunger and poverty on campus and in the greater Guelph community, they provide graduate and undergraduate University of Guelph students access to emergency food, anti-poverty resources, and referrals to other food security, anti-poverty and financial assistance groups. This service is always confidential.  Learn more about the Guelph Student Foodbank.

SafeWalk

SafeWalk is a student-run volunteer organization that provides a safe and reliable escort after dark for any person on the University of Guelph campus and helps maintain the safety of the University community. The service is available seven days a week from 7:30 pm to 2:30 am every night with the exception of the break between semesters and the summer semester. Learn more about SafeWalk.

Student Help and Adovacy Centre

SHAC is a student-run advocacy and referral centre that provides a safe space for students to ask questions. SHAC provides human rights advocacy, and academic, legal (including landlord/tenant issues), and financial resources. SHAC strives to eliminate discrimination against people facing all forms of oppression, as well as the stigma of asking for help.  Learn more about SHAC.

Print + Promo Services

Your CSA provides many print and promotional services to students and on-campus groups at heavily discounted prices. Our services include colour and B&W photocopying, printer cartridge refills, large format printing, display rental locations, button makers, weekly campus poster runs, and design services. For more information on printing and promo services click here.

Menstrual Hygiene Initiative

This initiative, run through the Central Student Association (CSA), provides menstrual hygiene products (tampons, pads, etc.) to students, free of charge.  These products are available in all female and universal washrooms located in the University Centre, Athletics, Bullring cafe and Rozanski Hall.

Health & Dental Plan

The Student Health and Dental Plans are a valuable benefit made possible by your CSA. Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the plans and are eligible to claim a comprehensive set of extended health and dental benefits. Students who already have some form of health and/or dental insurance coverage are permitted to coordinate benefits, increasing their coverage and decreasing or eliminating their out-of-pocket costs. Learn more about Health & Dental.

Student Bus Pass Distribution

If you are a student at the University of Guelph, you have access to the CSA’s Transit Services. The CSA and the GSA have partnered with Guelph Transit in order to create the universal bus pass, which allows you unlimited access to the Guelph Public Transit system at a much better rate than the monthly fee.   Learn more about the Undergrad Bus Pass.

Live Events

Campus culture is enhanced by a variety of entertainment opportunities for students including free Noon Hour performances, large-scale ticketed concerts, speaker events, and co-sponsorship of campus-wide events like Orientation. Check out the CSA event listings.

Sunday Cinema

For your entertainment and enlightenment, the CSA organizes various film screenings, including Hollywood blockbusters, indie films, and Canadian and international documentaries. Check out the CSA event listings.

TheCannon.ca

This joint venture of the CSA and the Guelph Campus Co-op is an online community for University of Guelph students. Whether you are buying or selling used textbooks, looking to give or get a ride home, or searching for information about activities — it’s all online at thecannon.ca

Ink Refills

Our professional ink refilling service can be used for most black and colour printer cartridges (inkjet, bubblejet and laser). The prices to refill are a fraction of what it costs to purchase a new cartridge.

Student Survival Guide

The Central Student Association's annual Survival Guide is stuffed full of useful features: a daily planner and event calendar, a campus information guide, a campus map and additional academic, social and health information. Distinguished from other daybooks by its student-oriented design, The Survival Guide's handy size, indispensable contents and appealing appearance make it an integral part of a student's daily routine.— More info on the Survival Guide

Imaginus Poster Sales

Imaginus, Canada’s oldest and largest poster retailer, has been touring Canadian university and college campuses with its mobile gallery since 1975. Our posters and prints are carefully selected from the catalogues of over eighty publishers located worldwide. — More info on the Imaginus