Following the Gryphon Values

Gryphon Spirit


I Am a Gryphon!

The University of Guelph is a supportive and inclusive community that aspires to excellence in all that we do. We are committed to sustaining an environment that supports you in reaching your full academic and personal potential, inside and outside the classroom. Members of this community embody the following characteristics, which are at the center of our identity as Gryphons: 

  • Caring 

  • Determined 

  • Engaged 

  • Respectful 

  • Authentic 

Part of being caring and respectful Gryphons means we look out for one another and one way we do this is by being an ally. Being an ally means you listen to others, recognize that challenges faced by others may be different than yours and when you witness something that doesn’t embody these characteristics call others in. Throughout your time at the University of Guelph you will hear others refer to the Gryphons Values and the pride we take in this pledge. Click here to learn more about what it means to take this pledge! 

Interested in learning more about how you can create an inclusive culture on campus? The University of Guelph offers a number of FREE trainings available to students and staff to self-register through CourseLink. Receive a certificate of completion after completing the following courses. 

  • Principles of Belonging: Creating a Culture of Inclusion at the University of Guelph 

  • Positive Space Training: Part 1 

  • Positive Space Training: Part 2 - coming soon 

  • Sexual Violence Support Module