Founded in 1968, McLaughlin College was named in honour of the late Colonel R.S. McLaughlin, business pioneer. Special attention is given toward improvement of society, the local community, the province, Canada, and international relations. McLaughlin’s founding Master, George Tatham, insisted that the college emphasize the whole person. Therefore, the arts, music, poetry, and athletics all have a prominent place in life at McLaughlin College.
McLaughlin College serves both non-residential and residential students. McLaughlin College's Tatham Hall offers both single and double room accommodation on 13 floors separated into 6 different "houses." There are 9 coed floors, 2 all-female floors, and 1 all male floor, all of which are in a non-smoking atmosphere. Each house has a Common Room and kitchenette. The Residence Life Coordinator and Dons work closely with house executives in an active Residence Council.
McLaughlin College Council maintains a high profile in College activities. Our Sport and Recreation Program encourages active participation in all levels of intramural sports activity on the York Campus. Social activities include overnight trips to Montreal and Niagara falls, monthly events such as coffee houses, art shows, themed weeks and many more special events. McLaughlin’s ever popular Kid’s Day, where children from local elementary schools come to York University and participate in a variety of activities, is a very rewarding, community-minded tradition.
In the York community of more than 60,000 students, faculty, and staff, McLaughlin College can help you to find your niche and provide a focus for your academic career. There is always an opportunity to get involved and make a difference. Drop by your Student Council Office (room 143 McLaughlin) and let us hear your concerns, suggestions, and yes, even criticisms. Remember, this is your college. Let us know what kind of programming YOU would like to see from your elected Student Government at McLaughlin College. There is so much we can accomplish - but we need your help!
If you would like to become more involved, perhaps running for a position on McLaughlin College Council is an appropriate outlet for your energy. We will be releasing nominations for 3 directors, 2 first year representatives, and a residence liaison in September. There are also many other McLaughlin affiliated clubs and organizations that are looking for helpful spirited members. All information on contacting student run organizations is listed in this handbook. Please feel free to email, drop by, or call any of the groups to find out more information.