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Advocacy is a guiding principle of the SGA/AGÉ. The VP Education works 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.  

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's policies. If you feel as though your rights aren't being respected, but aren't sure where to start, come see us, we can help!  

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 :

  • Learn in a safe, respectful and positive environment.

  • Express opinions responsibly, respectfully and ethically.

  • Report misconduct without fear of reprisal.

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 appropriate services.

Need help but don't know where to start? Don't hesitate to contact us! Our Education team is well-informed about LU policies and will guide you in the right direction.


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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. 

Grade Appeals

If you disagree with the grade you've received, either for a course as a whole or for a particular piece of work, you should first speak to your teacher. If the teacher is not willing to work with you, or if you still disagree with the grade you received, you can appeal. 

The grounds for a grade appeal are as follows:

  • A grade or combination of grades has been miscalculated.

  • An assignment or exam was incorrectly graded. 

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

  • Student work handed in on the due date and time was not assessed at all. 

  • The process of determining the final grade was unfair to, or inequitable between, students in the course. 

Deadlines for grade appeal requests: 

  • January 30 for fall courses

  • May 31 for fall/winter and winter courses

  • September 30 for spring/summer courses

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

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