About Us

The SSMU “Know Your Rights” campaign is an initiative of the SSMU University Affairs Committee (UAC). Active since Fall 2014, we are focused on outreach to inform students of their academic rights alongside efforts to improve existing McGill policies. We aim to help individual students address their own issues in order to foster a culture of collective advocacy across campus.

We operate with support from the SSMU VP University Affairs and the student Senate Caucus.

Current Projects

Charter of Student Rights Review The SSMU VP University Affairs is currently participating on an Ad-Hoc Committee to Review the Charter of Student Rights. Current advocacy priorities include modernizing the language of the Charter; bringing provisions in line with other policies (including the forthcoming Sexual Violence Policy); and strengthening the language around academic accommodations. Academic Accommodations…

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Get Involved

Passionate about student rights at McGill? There are lots of ways to get involved: Like the SSMU University Affairs Facebook Page Sign up for the monthly University Affairs Listserv Contact your student association about improving program assessment policies Volunteer for the September or January Student Rights campaigns by filling out the form below Fill out my online form. You…

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Suggestions?

See an issue we haven’t covered here? Notice a gap in policies at the Faculty or Department level? We’d love to hear about it! Please get in touch at studentrights@ssmu.mcgill.ca.

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