Office Space

York University Student Centre (YUSC) has a limited number of office spaces available for student clubs and organizations officially recognized by the office of Student Community and Leader Development (SC&LD) and/or the York Federation of Students (YFS). There are more student clubs and organizations than available office spaces. Since office space is in high demand, it is allocated annually. All clubs/organizations interested in obtaining an office must fill out an Office Application Form. Clubs/organizations that currently have an office in the First Student Centre or the Second Student Center buildings – with the exception of student services – must reapply each year.

Criteria:

  • Recognition by the office of Student Community & Leadership Development (SC&LD) and/or the York Federation of Students (YFS)
  • Club activity adherence to the YUSC, SC&LD, other York University policies, and applicable civil regulations
  • Services provided to York community and external community
  • Regular use of office (if applicable)
  • Accessibility needs for members with disabilities
  • Size of membership
  • Any extenuating circumstances that were specified on the application form for the committee to consider. Please note: membership size, activity or intended use of space does not qualify as extenuating circumstance.
  • Other such criteria as determined by YUSC

To ensure that applications are reviewed in an objective and fair manner they are evaluated primarily on a matrix system which weights events quantitatively to develop quantitative comparators. Other qualitative information is used as a secondary consideration only.

Timeline

  • Club office application forms become available by the first Monday of March
  • Student clubs/organizations must submit completed application forms to the Student Centre Office by the established deadline
  • The allocations committee convenes to process application forms and determine office allocation
  • Office allocations are announced in mid August
  • All offices are vacated by the last Friday in April

Acquiring Office Space Elsewhere on Campus

In order to get space in the Scott Religious Centre, your club must be a member of the Inter-Faith Council. Spaces in the Scott Religious Centre are allocated by the Centre for Student Community and Leadership Development (SC&LD). In addition, student clubs/organizations wishing to obtain office space on campus may apply to a college or departmental office for consideration.

Due to Covid 19 Health and Safety concerns, the York University Student Centre is currently closed until further notice. This year, completed YUSC Office Allocation Package for 2020-2021 must be submitted by email as an attachment to reception@yusc.caPackages are due on Monday, May 4, 2020, by 5:00 PM and late packages will not be accepted. Please make sure your application is filled out completely and all documentations for your applications are attached in one email. Any documentation sent after will not accepted. In the subject line please write: “COA 2020/2021 – (YOUR CLUB NAME)”Once we receive your application package, you will receive a confirmation email will be sent.