A message from James Sanford


Welcome to Acadia’s Student Services sector. Our team, working in partnership with all members of the University community, seeks to recruit and retain students from a diversity of backgrounds who commit to taking full advantage of the Acadia experience.
Student Services advances the learning and preparation of the whole student through educational, athletic, cultural, civic, spiritual, residential, and other co-curricular programs and by establishing a healthy, safe, and inclusive educational and living environment.

Student Services works with faculty, staff and the Acadia Students’ Union to ensure that students can experience a continuum of learning; centred in the classroom, experienced across campus, and supported with all of Acadia’s resources. We are pleased to provide community-focused programs and responsive individual services that support students’ growth as learners and persons.

We are proud of our inclusive learning community, from recruitment of a diverse student population to support for respectful relationships with students, faculty and staff whose views and backgrounds differ from one’s own. We develop programs and services that promote and demonstrate inclusiveness for all students.
Whether you are joining us for the first time or continuing your journey in the Acadia community it is great to have you with us!

James Sanford
Executive Director, Student Services