The Alma Mater Society runs 13 services which have been established to meet the wants and needs of Queen’s students. Every service is run top to bottom, from management to staff, completely by Queen’s undergraduates. From printing and copying, to pubs, to coffee, to digital media, the AMS has opportunities available in a wide range of fields. Working at a service is a great way to get experience in management, learn a new skill, or make new friends in a flexible and relaxed environment. Our services are also cheap and convenient for students to use. If you’d like to work at an AMS service, make sure that you’ve paid your AMS Membership Fee on SOLUS. If you’d like to visit, stop on by and say hi! Many of our services are open to both Queen’s students and the public.
The Printing & Copy Centre offers a wide variety of products and services to suit all of your printing needs. Offering black & white and colour printing, scanning, business cards, booklets, conference cards and handouts, binding, poster printing and more, if you ask a P&CC staff they’ll tell you, “Yeah, we do that!”. The staff at the P&CC work hard to help you complete your publishing projects efficiently, effectively, and affordably – all while in a fun and welcoming environment. We can’t wait to help bring your projects to life during your time at Queen’s!
The Peer Support Centre (PSC) is comprised of 100+ dedicated staff and volunteers. The PSC provides all undergraduate students with confidential, empathetic, peer-to-peer support, including resource referrals and practical guidance. Students are welcome to come in to talk about homesickness, personal grievances, mental health, instances of oppression and/or discrimination, sexual violence, academic challenges, and more! The PSC should not be used in the place of professional mental health services, but we are more than happy to listen to your experiences, and assist you with reaching out to further supports. ‘No problem is too big or too small, we care about them all.’
Walkhome is a student-run service that provides all members of the Queen’s Community with a safe and comfortable way to travel Kingston at night. It is a completely anonymous and confidential service, so our staff members do not wear any clothes identifying them as a Walkhome team. Whether you feel unsafe or just want company on your night walk please call (613) 533-WALK or visit the kiosk under the stairs on the first floor of the Queen’s Centre.
The AMS Food Bank provides confidential and non-judgmental food options to members of the Queen’s community in the most comfortable environment possible. The Food Bank helps to ensure that Queen’s students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement and alleviates poverty amongst Queen’s community members.
With a staff of almost 30 students, the Queen’s Journal (QJ) puts out issues every Friday and releases online content throughout each week at www.queensjournal.ca. They welcome all students to contribute as writers, as well as letters or opinion pieces from all members of the Queen’s community.
The Common Ground Coffeehouse (CoGro) is a student run coffeehouse found at the heart of the Queen’s Campus in the Athletics & recreation Centre. They offer a large variety of espresso based drinks, iced drinks, bagels, delicious sandwiches, and local baked goods. The CoGro lounge space can be used for studying, hanging out with friends, grabbing lunch, or can even be booked for events! Be sure to drop by CoGro in the Queen’s Centre to pick up a coffee, tea, or baked good on your way to class!
The Student Life Centre (SLC) is a collaboration of facilities, services, and resources dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life at Queen’s. Encompassing the Queen’s Centre (QC), the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), the Rideau Building, the Mackintosh-Corry Student Street (MC) and the Grey House, the SLC provides bookable equipment and spaces for individuals, organizations and clubs to arrange meetings, performances, and events encompassing a wide range of student and community uses. The SLC Information Desk is located on the 1st floor of the Queen’s Centre where friendly SLC staff can provide you with information about space bookings, equipment and locker rentals, opportunities to advertise through posters and TV screens within SLC spaces, booths, and conference or event set-up.
Studio Q is a student-run creative media agency that specializes in professional design, photography, videography, and publications. Serving the Queen’s community through capturing life on campus and producing the Tricolour Yearbook and Agenda, Studio Q is a valuable resource for all your media needs.
The Queen’s StuCons are the only peer-to-peer security service in North America. The StuCons were founded in 1936, and ever since have been working to help facilitate campus engagement by upholding the AMS rules and regulations in a safe and judgement free environment. With a Staff of approximately 60 students, you can find us at your favourite on-campus establishments such as Clark Hall Pub or the Grad Club. They also regularly work alongside the over 260+ student run clubs to promote and organize sanctioned events during the school year.
The Housing Resource Centre (HRC) offers support for students who are experiencing a conflict with a landlord or housemate in a safe and confidential space. Trained student volunteers can also answer questions and provide information on property standards, leases, tenant rights, house hunting, home security, and more.
The Academic Grievance Centre (AGC) is the place to go if you have any questions or concerns about academic grievances, discipline, or regulations. The volunteers that work in the centre are very knowledgeable about the academic policies of the University and can be a resource and support if you have a problem or simply need someone to listen.