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Advocacy is a guiding principle of the SGA/AGÉ. Through a team of student Advocates led by our VP Education, we work with the university, the City of Sudbury, as well as the provincial and federal government to ensure that the student’s needs are being met, and to improve quality and access to post-secondary education. Each year, the SGA/AGÉ represents students on the Laurentian University Board of Governors. The President and Vice President Education also hold voting seats on Laurentian University's Senate.  

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

OUSA represents the interests of approximately 150,000 undergraduate students at nine student associations across Ontario. The SGA/AGÉ's Vice President Education is a member of OUSA's Steering Committee (Board of Director) and ensures that SGA/AGÉ students are properly represented within OUSA's policies and advocacy campaigns. 

Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have rights that must be respected by faculty, staff, and fellow students.  In order to protect those rights, you should make yourself familiar with Laurentian University policies. Feel as though your rights aren't being respected, but not sure where to start? We can help!  

How can the SGA help?

The SGA/AGÉ can support you through all academic processes. We can help you:

  • Understand your rights.

  • Provide guidance on appropriate actions.

  • Help you submit grievances like grade appeals. 

  • Direct you to the appropriate services.

Need help, but not sure where to start? Contact us! Our Education team is highly knowledgeable on LU policies and will help guide you in the right direction.

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Grade Appeals

If you disagree with a grade you've received, either for an entire class or for an element of coursework, you should talk to your instructor first. If your instructor is unwilling to work with you or you still disagree with your grade , you may want to file a grade appeal. 

Grounds for a grade appeal include:

  • A grade or a combination of grades was miscalculated.

  • A course assignment or an exam was graded incorrectly. 

  •  Instructions for an assignment were excessively unclear and/or contradictory.

  •  Student work submitted by a stated due date and time was not graded at all. 

  •  The process for determining a final grade was unfair to, or inequitable across, students in the course. 

Deadlines to submit grade appeal requests: 

  • January 30th for Fall courses

  • May 31st for Fall/Winter and Winter courses

  • September 30th for Spring/Summer courses

Before submitting a grade appeal request, make sure to read the grade appeal policy and to follow all proper procedures. 

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Code applies to nonacademic behavior of students in an academic setting, social setting, or recreational setting, whether on or off campus

Rights and Responsibilities:

  • To learn in a safe, respectful and positive learning environment.

  • To express your views in a responsible, respectful and ethical manner.

  • To make a complaint of Misconduct without fear of reprisal.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity refers to completing and presenting original work.

Academic dishonesty refers to an act by a student that may result in a false evaluation of the student(s) or that represents an attempt to unfairly gain an academic advantage. This includes cheating, plagiarism, and submitting work you didn't complete. 

Contact the Education Team

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