Student Advocacy Office

“Know your rights, find your voice”

The Student Advocacy Coordinator provides confidential support and options for individual students dealing with both academic and non-academic advocacy concerns and questions. If you’re experiencing a situation which is affecting your success at Mount Royal University, the Student Advocacy Office may be able to help. Here are some situations where you might need information or support:

  • Questions about MRU institutional policies & procedures
  • Meetings with an Instructor & Department Chair or others at MRU
  • Final Grade appeals in a course
  • Withdrawing from a class (‘W’; withdrawal or ‘WC’; withdrawal with cause)
  • Concerns about course outlines, course policies & instructors
  • Deferring a final exam; requirements, conditions, & timelines
  • Academic & Non-Academic Misconduct allegations; hearing preparation & support
  • Requirement to withdraw from MRU & appeal preparation (RTW)
  • Academic accommodation questions, policy, & process support
  • Residence misconduct allegations & process questions
  • Human rights process support & accommodation requests
  • Meeting tips, communication, active-listening, and conflict resolution skills
  • Self-advocacy coaching; how to become your best advocate
  • Connect you to places (both on and off campus) for help with basic needs like: food, transportation, clothing, emergency student loans, or counselling referrals

The Student Advocacy Coordinator can assist you by assessing your unique situation, helping you review any written submissions, supporting you through a formal MRU appeal process, and attending student hearing(s) as your attendant, if requested. The Student Advocacy Coordinator can also refer you to their back-ups during busy periods and the Vice-President Student Academic Affairs as required for additional advocacy and support.

Want to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a student at MRU? Check out our overview.

For detailed information on grade appeals, academic standing and more, check out the Student Advocacy Resource Library.

Hours of Operation

General Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NOTE: Appointments can be booked outside of these hours with a minimum 24 hours’ notice. Students with time-sensitive/crisis situations can be seen on the same day (Subject to existing scheduled appointments).

Weekday Drop-in Hours:

May to August : 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September to April : 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

**Drop-in times/office hours are subject to change from time to time. See the calendar posted on the Student Advocacy Coordinator’s door or ask at SAMRU Reception for current times**

If you have an upcoming hearing and need to request a SAMRU attendant, all Office of Student Conduct Hearings are accommodated for and booked into the Student Advocacy Coordinator’s calendar. A meeting attendant is available for hearings if you request one either in advance or on the same day of your misconduct hearing by contacting the Student Advocacy Coordinator directly.

Contact

Andrea Davis
Student Advocacy Coordinator
Office: Wyckham House, Z303
Phone: (403) 440-7792 (Monday to Friday)
Email: advocacy