Welcome to Founders!

Did you know that every undergraduate student is assigned to a college when they enter York based on either their Faculty and program of study? This is because York University has a student population that is comparable in size to that of a small city! Just as cities are made up of various communities, so is York...and Founders is your neighbourhood!

As one of the four colleges affiliated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), Founders combines a strong emphasis on academic excellence with a commitment to the development of its members as well-rounded individuals. The theme of the College is Self, Culture & Society, which reflects the special interest of the College in its 25 program affiliations in LA&PS and 1 program affiliation in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

At Founders College you will find places to study and socialize, as well as opportunities to participate in a variety of academic and social events in more intimate settings. Founders is also where you'll find College Fellows, support staff and student organizations that help contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the college.

Browse our site to explore all the services and programs we offer or feel free to stop by, we are building #50 on the university campus map (PDF)!