Student Success Centre

Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)

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Student Leaders (sophs) in the Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) not only get to experience the fast-paced and hyped-up excitement of Orientation Week, but are also committed to helping first year students throughout the year-long Western experience. SOCS provides an inclusive and welcoming community for first-year students living off-campus by offering increased accessibility to resources, events and activities throughout the year. The Off-Campus Soph Team is a group made up of highly motivated individuals that encourage the academic and social success of all off-campus, first-year students. While working toward those goals, student leaders can have the time of their lives along the way.

Got Questions?

Please contact Courtney Feeney, SOCS Student Coordinator/Head Soph 2017-2018, at

Coming in September 2017? Check out a Message from the SOCS Coordinator!

About the Program

The Society of Off-Campus Students is a university-run group led by upper year students, designed to help you make connections with other first-year students, have a student mentor, learn about the services at Western, and build lasting friendships.

SOCS Leaders/OC Sophs are high caliber student leaders representing all faculties who are carefully selected and extensively trained. For all SOCS Leaders, the first-year experience is still a fresh memory, and they are sensitive to the challenges faced by first-year students.

SOCS Leaders (Off-Campus Sophs) are committed to:

How will involvement in SOCS improve your transition to university? You will...