The University of Toronto Student Life Professionals (SLP) is a community of professionals who create development and networking programming designed by staff for U of T staff. SLP includes professionals on all three U of T campuses: Mississauga, St. George and Scarborough. In addition to tri-campus initiatives,  SLP@UTM has been launched to specifically engage professionals at UTM.

All events are open to all U of T staff and faculty and provide an opportunity to gain valuable skills, participate in discussions, and develop connections.


All U of T staff are eligible to join the SLP Executive team, with acknowledgement from their division and/or manager to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly executive meetings

  • Work together with their portfolio group(s) to develop and execute programming (see portfolios below for specifics on number of hours)

  • Demonstrate support for their colleagues by attending and participating in SLP programming to the extent that their schedules allow


Average of 8-10 hours per month

The co-chairs are responsible for overall direction of the SLP:

  • Working with executive members to identify yearly goals and objectives;

  • Working with the executive to create and plan tri-campus events each semester on topics of community interest;

  • Connect regularly with and support committees throughout the year

In order to provide continuity to the executive, co-chairs serve overlapping, two-year terms. Each spring, as the outgoing co-chair vacates their position, a new chair is elected from the executive to serve as the new co-chair in the upcoming academic year.


Average of 3-4 hours per month

Committee Chairs are members of the SLP executive team.  There will be 1 chair per committee.  Committee themes are:

  • Self Care & Wellbeing: Focus on generating opportunities for staff to incorporate professional resiliency and self-care strategies into their practice

  • Connection: Creating a sense of belonging and community for those involved in SLP programming, including initiatives like mentorship

  • Innovation: Exploring strategies and new ideas on how SLP can grow and thrive for future student services practitioners

  • Education: Developing events, workshops and retreats for SLP members based on emerging issues and trends in higher education

  • Communications: Sharing and updating information on SLP events and initiatives with members via list-serv, Twitter & website

  • Committee Chairs provide the general direction and lead a committee of volunteers to host one event per semester

  • Chairs are responsible for working with committee members to identify yearly goals and objectives

  • Chairs organize and facilitate at least one meeting every two months or more depending on the committee’s goals for the term


Average of 2 hours per month

Committee Members support their individual team’s goals and objectives under the guidance of the Chairs.

  • Committee Members support the planning, logistics, and assessment of events, with one event per semester

  • Members are responsible for working with their Chairs and fellow Committee Members to identify yearly goals and objectives

  • Members attend at least one meeting every two months or more, depending on the committee’s goals for the term


Average of 2-3 hours per month

The SLP Secretary and Treasurer provides financial and administrative support to the community of practice. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing the budget in collaboration with the Co-Chairs and Committee Chairs

  • Monitoring the budget to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations

  • Ensuring all invoices are processed in a timely manner

  • Coordinating SLP Executive team meetings and maintaining meeting minutes


Average of 1-2 hours per month

The Registrar Office/Academic Faculty Staff Liaison position provides the SLP executive with guidance on strategy and internal collaborations across the university.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with executive members to identify yearly goals and objectives;

  • Working with the executive to create and plan tri-campus events each semester on topics of community interest;

  • Represent and advocate for the professional development needs of academic/registrarial staff