Parent Resources

The Assistant Director for Accessibility Support, Sierra Bonerb, will work and meet with students on an individual basis. Individual sessions allow us to get to know the student, their preferences, strengths, and areas of needed improvement, while assisting them to create a plan or strategy for their academic career. A variety of questions and concerns may be addressed such as managing time, reading faster with improved comprehension, managing test anxiety and taking notes.

Tutoring

Students, registered with Accessibility Support, who need additional assistance in a particular course, are able to work with a tutor. Tutoring is FREE to all students currently enrolled at Canisius through the Griff Center for Academic Engagement’s Tutoring Center. Tutoring services are provided in small group settings and, in some cases, one-on-one.  Tutoring services are available for most courses.  

Workshops

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement, in conjunction with other offices on campus, provide a variety of workshops. These sessions are held throughout the year and cover a variety of topics.  Some of the topics include: Time management, Study Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Everyday Communication Techniques, Career Exploration and Connections, Research Strategies, and much more.  

Contacting Accessibility Support

If you see a service or program on this website that you think would be of assistance to your child/student, please encourage them to contact us.  The Griff Center for Academic Engagement is located in Old Main 013, or at 716.888.2170.  The Griff Center for Academic Engagement’s Proctor Site, Tutoring Center, Accessibility Support, and Veteran Support is located in Old Main 317, it at 716.888.2485.

In general, as a student prepares to enter college, it is a good time for the student to learn how to seek out and acquire the services that they need. We encourage you to step back and let the student take the initiative to contact us so that they can begin to learn this important, life-long skill. However, in many cases, we understand that as a parent, you will begin this process for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there any place on the application to identify as a student with a disability?
  • Are math and foreign language waivers available?
  • What services are my student entitled to?
  • What is the policy regarding confidentiality?
  • When do students register with the office?