CofL-logo-4-2Student Ombuds Services (SOS) is Bethune's academic student organization that provides free peer academic support services to York students. SOS provides a broad range of services, some targeted at incoming first year students.  We understand how difficult the transition to university can be and we are here to help.

We are recruiting!

Do you want to help your peers and enhance your leadership skills? Do you want to be part of a supportive leadership development program? Consider joining SOS!

We are recruiting for Peer Tutors (PT) and Class Representatives (CR) to start in January 2019. 

Peer Tutors If you have successfully completed any first or second year Science or Engineering courses with a minimum grade of A, and are interested in tutoring, we look forward to receiving an application from you. See here for more information and to apply. Applications due January 3rd by 8pm (EXTENDED)

Class Representatives This program is designed to help students get more engaged and perform better in their courses. If you are in a first or second year course within the Faculty of Science or Lassonde School of Engineering (except for Physics and Natural Sciences) please consider applying. See here for more information and to apply. Applications due January 13th by 8pm.

Our Programs

PASS Informal, structured, facilitated study groups

Peer Tutoring Free one-on-one drop-in tutoring

Peer Mentoring is provided to all first-year incoming students in the Faculty of Science. Peer Mentors also provide Advising to all York students, Monday to Friday in BC208.

Class Representatives strengthen ties between professors and students in the classroom and help keep their peers on track by organizing study groups.

Student Ambassadors Successful students who educate prospective students and their parents about science programs at York University and about the benefits of attending York. If you are a Faculty of Science student and want to be a Junior Ambassador apply here.

Junior Fellows Graduate students and alumni SOS Peer Leaders who guide and advise upper-year Bethune College students about their future aspirations

SOS Wednesday Evening Seminars join us EVERY Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in 320 Bethune College to learn about professional schools, career options, research opportunities on campus, and much more! Bethune College Peer Leaders present seminars, workshops, or open discussions over refreshments every Wednesday.