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Undergraduate Resources and Regulations

The Department of English is committed to student well-being and student success as integrated elements of our mission. Although not exhaustive, the list below is intended to guide students to some of the many resources available on and off campus to support them during their time at Queen’s. Learning is not solely an intellectual enterprise, and we encourage students to practice self-care and care for others as they pursue their university journeys.

Students are always welcome to contact us if they require support –

Department Head

Sam McKegney
Watson Hall, Room 412
613-533-6000 ext. 74412
Office Hours: by appointment

Undergraduate Chair

Scott-Morgan Straker
Watson Hall, Room 436
Office Hours: by appointment

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Britt Howard
Watson Hall, Room 420
613-533-6000 ext. 74446

Academic Resources and Regulations

Academic Integrity Document

Queen’s University values and promotes an ethos of academic integrity, based on the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. Violation of these values compromise the integrity of the scholarly community that the University strives to foster. Such infringements are accordingly taken very seriously, and are subject to a range of sanctions.

Read the English Department's Statement on Academic Integrity.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. SASS welcomes Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of program completion and all levels of ability.

Learn more about Student Academic Success Services on their website.

Ranked #2Career Services

Career Services is here to help undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. Career Services offers a comprehensive range of accessible services to support and empower you in making informed decisions about your career, further education and employment next steps.

Learn more about Queen’s Career Services on their website.

Mental Health Resources

In an Emergency - Call 911 and/or Queen's 24-hour Campus Security and Emergency Services at 613-533-6111

The Student Wellness Services (SWS) at Queen’s offers a number of resources to support students with their mental health and build a strong community on a university-wide scale. These resources include:

  • one-on-one appointments with mental health professionals
  • wellness groups
  • wellness events
  • training for to mental health awareness and education
  • an online self-directed tool called Therapy Assistance Online (TAO).

Learn more about their services on the Student Wellness Services website.

Peer Support CentrePeer Support Centre (PSC)

The Peer Support Centre is a drop-in service providing all undergraduate students with confidential, non-judgemental, and empathetic peer-based support.

PSC x CARED is a new initiative on-campus aimed to provide peer-to-peer support for self-identified BIPOC students (Black/Indigenous/Persons of Colour) on-campus through a multitude of methods between the PSC and the Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED).

For more information, visit the PSC website.

Community Resources

ACSA, LGAC, QBAS, QUMSAYellow House at Queen's

The Yellow House is a space for community-building. It is home to various social justice seeking clubs on campus, including

  • The African Caribbean Society (ACSA)
  • Levana Gender Advocacy Centre (LGAC)
  • Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS)
  • Queen’s University Muslim Students’ Association (QUMSA)

The Yellow House is a safe and accountable space for queer, racialized, and marginalized communities at Queen’s. Visit the Yellow House website to learn more about the clubs.

Four Directions Indigenous Student CentreFour Directions Indigenous Centre

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at Queen’s seeks to enhance the development and well-being of the Queen's University Indigenous Community. Four Directions welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous experience in Canada. In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, The Centre strives to support individual Indigenous Students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

Visit the Four Directions website.

Follow Four Directions on Facebook.

International Centre (QUIC)

The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) offers non-academic support for international students and other international members of the Queen's Community. Any Queen's University student may participate in the QUIC social events, training and other educational programs.

Visit the QUIC website.

Follow QUIC on Facebook.

AMS Clubs

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) website has a full directory for all the clubs and committees on campus at the undergraduate level from faith groups, to dance teams, to chess clubs to activist organizations.

To see a list of clubs and committees, please visit the AMS clubs directory.

Financial Resources

Employment Opportunities with the Alma Mater Society

Visit the opportunities page on the AMS website.

Queen’s General Bursary

Application can be found on SOLUS.

Learn more about eligibility and deadlines on the Queen’s General Bursary page.

Queen’s Work Study Program

Queen's Work Study program provides eligible students the opportunity to receive priority for certain part-time positions during a specified period of study.

Learn more about eligibility and deadlines on the Queen’s Work Study Program page.

For more information on financial resources, please visit the Queen’s Student Awards website.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

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