Welcome from Dr. Harrington


Welcome to the Golden Griffin family! The Griff Center for Student Success team is happy you are part of our Canisius community. We know you will have an exceptional student experience both inside the classroom, on campus, and using Buffalo as your extended classroom!  

Our mission is to serve our transformative learning community in the spirit of cura personalis, care for the whole person, through opportunities and services which develop and empower students to achieve academic and career success. 

We are a dedicated team of success and career coaches committed to student retention and persistence. There are three distinct groups of  student development experts working within the Griff Center for Student Success: the Academic Achievement Team, the Career Development Team, and the Support Services Team. Each team is housed together in three locations to effectively serve our students based upon their respective function and area of expertise.

In addition to pursuing your academic goals, we encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful co-curricular opportunities on campus including participating in the Undergraduate Student Association, one of our 100 clubs and organizations, multicultural organizations, pre-professional societies, leadership groups, Division I athletics, clubs sports and intramurals, research with faculty, mentoring, or one of many other activities.

We are here to support your success at Canisius. If you have any questions about the Griff Center, please let us know!

Dr. Mark R. Harrington
Assistant Vice President, Student Development and Academic Success