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 to become successful lifelong learners.
By creating collaborative relationships between advisors and students, the Griff Center provides comprehensive advisement that empowers students to take responsibility for their educational, career, and personal goals. Our Academic Mentor Program offers assistance to students with a variety of issues that may arise through their academic career.
The Griff Center provides personalized, cutting-edge services and programs to meet the complete career development needs of Canisius students and alumni. Whether you need help choosing a major, exploring careers, finding an internship or developing job search skills, our staff is here to help you make the necessary preparations to achieve your goals and to ensure a successful transition from academic life to the working world.
We are committed to creating equal access for all Canisius students, whether the accommodation is permanent or temporary. 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 service a great deal due to travel required of their sport, family and health issues, and/or course conflict.
New Student Orientation is the beginning of the journey for new students that provides a welcoming, informative and incredibly fun start to their academic careers at Canisius. The program highlights a variety of academic supports and campus resources through informational sessions and activities.
GRIFF 101 is your opportunity to meet like-minded students, get to know your advisor, explore the city, and engage with the community. Throughout the fall semester, you will discover firsthand the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to help guide you through your transition to college, explore the many academic opportunities, and prepare you for four great years at Canisius.
StrengthsFinder assists students in identifying and optimizing their strengths and applying them to all aspects of their lives. The Griff Center is here to guide a student through the different themes, develop ways to incorporate those strengths into his/her daily life, and build upon them as he/she explores academic and career goals.
Thank you for choosing Canisius College for the next segment of your academic journey. We are extremely happy to have you here and hope that your experiences will be academically and personally fulfilling. As part of your first year experience, you have an advocate in the Griff Center for Academic Engagement.
The Tutoring Center provides a variety of opportunities for all Canisius students to achieve their own academic success. The services are free-of-charge and peer and adjunct professor tutors employ various academic strategies in the majority of academic disciplines to help address individual student needs. The Study Center Program 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.
The Griff Center is dedicated to providing an environment that is supportive and friendly, where students feel comfortable seeking assistance concerning both academic and non-academic issues.
The Griff Center is comprised of professionals who are trained in student development; who offer academic and career assistance; and provide services tailored to address the diverse developmental stages of a student’s academic career. Click here to read more information about our staff, locations, and hours.