Student Rights & Advocacy

WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE & EXERCISE YOUR STUDENT RIGHTS

Find out more about rights, academic misconduct, and filing petitions or appeals

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

You may not be aware of all your rights as a student, like the right to access a finalized syllabus within two weeks of the start of a course, or the right to petition any regulation that exists within a School or Faculty.

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

The SA wants to ensure that all students are aware of their rights. That’s why our Student Rights & Advocacy Coordinator is available to provide free, confidential advice and offer assistance with academic challenges, petitions, hearings, and complaints.

PETITIONS & APPEALS

Submitted through the Office of the Registrar, petitions are formal requests for a waiver of a regulation and/or deadline. If you are petitioning for special considerations or need help with an appeal the Student Rights & Advocacy Coordinator can provide you with advice, information, and representation if required.

To request assistance from the SA’s Student Rights & Advocacy Coordinator, the first step is to fill out our online form and tell us more about the issue you’re facing.

Remember, everything related to a petition is confidential and you can request to review the information in your file at anytime. Don’t forget to photocopy all submitted documents and keep copies of rough work or drafts for assignments.

CONTACT

Kaitlyn N. Teller
Student Rights & Advocacy Coordinator

Location
SA Main Office, Student Centre Building

Hours
Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM

Phone
905 721 1609 ext. 3986

Email
saadvocacy@dc-uoit.ca