Advocacy & Appeals

The Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association provides confidential, unbiased advocacy services to current, former and/or prospective students, by providing information, advice, intervention and referrals.  Our Advocate strives to ensure procedural fairness for all ACC students and seeks to educate the college community in regards to accurate policy and procedure implementation, effective communication and informal dispute resolution.

The Advocate provides information and guidance on students’ rights and responsibilities, as well as regulations, policies and procedures.  Our role is to review all situations in an impartial manner and strive to help students become their own advocates by providing the with information about regulations, polices and procedures as well as strategies for constructive ways to resolve issues.  Our goal is to empower students to resolve their own issues with support and to encourage students to be proactive about their learning here at ACC.

For more information on the ACCSA Advocacy Service, please contact Paige Cuvelier at 204.725.8700 ext 7213 or cuvelierp@assiniboine.net 

Policy & Procedure

A student has the right to appeal academic and disciplinary decisions and rulings that he/she believes are unfair, unreasonable or arbitrary. This includes disciplinary decisions and consequences, grades, academic suspension, and other decisions that impact on a student’s continuation in his/her program of studies. Please note different procedures for appealing:

  1. Mandatory eight-month suspension based on weighted grade point average (WGPA).
  2. All other academic and disciplinary appeals.

Ending the Appeal at Any Stage

The appeal may be resolved at any stage of the appeal process with the mutual agreement of all parties. Student Advising and Advocacy During Appeals Students are encouraged to seek the services of a college student advisor or the Executive Director of the Students’ Association before initiating an appeal. Advisors can provide information and consultation on the college’ s appeal policies and procedures, and can assist students in arriving at informed decisions regarding their appeal by exploring with them the full dimensions of the problem. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the services of a Student Advocate. Students may obtain information on the Student Advocate Service from the Executive Director of the Students’ Association. Advocates may assist students in preparing their appeal submissions, and if a student wishes, may assist or represent a student during the pre-appeal and the formal appeal processes.

Click here to read the entire policy & procedures for filing an appeal.