The Griff Center for Academic Engagement provides comprehensive programs, services, and resources to support student academic and career success and a transformative learning experience grounded in our Catholic, Jesuit mission. The Griff Center is a hub for academic and career advising and has staff ready to assist students in their academic and professional development.

The Griff Center provides a comprehensive orientation for all new students; academic advisement for freshmen, student-athletes, undecided majors and transfer students; career development, internships services, academic mentoring, accessibility support, and veteran support services. The Griff Center collaborates with the Tutoring and Study Center and the College's general proctor site. The goal of the Center is to provide students with the academic support and assistance they need to become successful lifelong learners.

Please stop by the Griff Center (OM 013) or contact us at anytime at 716-888-2170.

Components of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement

The Tutoring Center (OM 315) — provides a variety of opportunities for students to achieve their own academic success. The services are free-of-charge and open to all Canisius students.  Group tutoring services allow students to receive academic assistance from peer and adjunct professor tutors. Tutors are available in the majority of academic disciplines and employ various academic strategies to help address individual student needs.

Forming Your Foundation for the Future — Workshops for Life are part of an innovative hands-on program offered through the Griff Center that cover a variety of academic skills to help students to become lifelong learners.

Advisement for Freshmen, Transfer, Undecided, and Student-Athletes (OM 013) — is available through the Griff Center. Students are encouraged to stop in and receive support for a variety of issues relating to their academic success.

Career Services and Internship Opportunities (OM 013) — are available for all students who are seeking assistance in developing their career paths, as well as seeking internship opportunities that will link their classroom experiences to the work place.

The Study Center Program (OM 318) — is open to all students and is an opportunity for students to focus on their academic work in a quiet environment where tutors are available to answer questions and provide academic support.

Academic Mentor Program (OM 317) — offers assistance to students with a variety of issues that may arise through their academic career. Academic Mentors meet regularly with students and assist with better time management, handling of courses, study skills, etc., to help achieve academic success.

Accessibility Support (OM 317) — is committed to creating equal access for all Canisius students with disabilities. It is our goal to help meet the needs of individuals registered and documented through the office, whether the disability is permanent or temporary.

Veteran Support (OM 317) — is dedicated to providing an environment that is supportive and friendly, where students feel comfortable seeking assistance concerning both academic and non-academic issues.

General Proctor Site (OM 317) — In addition to administering accommodations to students registered with accessibility support, the Griff Center oversees all proctoring of special need and make up exams. Students who are registered with accessibility support use this services a great deal due to travel required of their sport, family and health issues, and/or course conflict. Students are required to arrange this service with their professor and schedule in advance with the proctor site.

Hours of Operation

Academic Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday  |  8:00am-7:00pm
Friday  |  8:00am-5:00pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday  |  8:30am-4:30pm