About the Campaign

The University of Guelph is a supportive and inclusive community that aspires to excellence.  We are dedicated to nurturing an environment that supports students in reaching their full academic and personal potential.

Our Commitments

Our Gryphon spirit is embodied in five core commitments that ground our actions and interactions at Guelph, in the community, and in the world beyond our campus: Gryphons are respectful and caring; determined to do our best; engaged both inside and outside of the classroom; and authentic to our true selves.  These five commitments are the foundation for I am a Gryphon.

  • Respectful
  • Caring
  • Determined
  • Engaged
  • Authentic

Our Community

The audience for the I am a Gryphon Campaign includes the following:

  • University of Guelph students (full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international)
  • Staff (full-time and part-time, temporary and permanent)
  • Faculty
  • Alumni
  • Prospective students and their families
  • Junior Gryphons
  • members of the broader Guelph community

Developing the Campaign in 2015

The following campus partners participated in the development of the campaign and launch:

Departments and Units

  • Admission Services
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Diversity and Human Rights
  • Interhall Council
  • Multi-Faith Resource Team
  • Off-Campus Living
  • Student Housing Services
  • Student Life Director’s Office
  • The Wellness Education Centre

Student Organizations/Teams

  • College Governments
  • Interhall Council
  • Central Student Association
  • Peer Helpers
  • Orientation Team
  • Various student organizations