About Us

The Student Rights Centre (SRC) is a service of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) offered to all undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ottawa. Created on May 1, 2014, the SRC brings together two prior services of the SFUO, the Student Appeal Centre and the Centre for Equity and Human Rights.

We offer guidance and support to students who require information on University of Ottawa regulations and practices or who wish to appeal decisions made by the university administration. We also help students who wish to receive more information regarding their human rights on campus or to make a formal or informal complaint in that regard.


Branches

Our student rights advocacy branch includes individual representation as well as promoting and advocating for systemic barriers to be redressed. Individual student cases are carried out as a true collaboration, with all steps being taken with the student’s consent.

Our educational branch includes human rights, academic rights and appeals focused trainings for the general student population and student leaders. This branch of our service also includes events and campaigns, such as our annual Diversity and Accessibility on campus (DAC) conference.

Some of the most common cases seen at the Centre revolve around the following matters:

  • Formal and informal complaints of harassment and/or discrimination
  • Accusation of academic fraud
  • Requests for grade revisions
  • Withdrawal from a faculty or a program
  • Requests for retroactive withdrawal from courses
  • Exam deferrals
  • Financial services and reimbursements
  • Problems with a professor
  • Any other administrative issue: co-op, housing, etc.

 

 If your problem or complaint or questions involves the University of Ottawa, we are here to help!