Centennial College Student Association Inc

Advocacy

We have Student Advocates and supports in place to support the success of students at Centennial College.  

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Meet Your Current Advocates 

Rituja Naidu
CCSAI Advocate

or

Saurav Balodi
CCSAI Advocate

 

For other concerns, students are welcome to email [email protected]!


The CCSAI is, first and foremost, an advocacy organization.  We are here to empower students.  One of the most critical functions of this mission is to provide representation to ensure student voices are being heard at all decision-making tables in the college and beyond and to help ensure fairness for all students.

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How a CCSAI Advocate Can Help You

Advocates at Centennial College are students appointed by CCSAI to serve as problem solvers for students. They are here to make sure that you understand all your rights as a student to have the best and most fair college experience possible.  

There are many policies and procedures that may be confusing for students. Sometimes you feel you have received an unfair grade or have concerns about a professor or classmate. Advocates are here to help. 

CCSAI Advocates do their best to support students with things like:

  • Grade Appeals 
  • Issues With Faculty
  • Potential Government-Related Concerns (strike, pandemic)
  • Understanding Various Policies  
  • Domestic and International Student Concerns 
  • Other concerns impacting your student experience 

                                                                                                                 

advocates act as a hearing ear and helping hand to ensure students can find the support that is in place for them at the college. Rituja and Saurav pride themselves on having an open-door policy where students can reach out at any time of the academic year.  

Our advocates aim to create a safe space for students that is confidential and highlight all the services Centennial and CCSAI offers. A major goal of the advocates is to break that disconnect between the college and students.  Don’t hesitate to contact an advocate today.

GRADE APPEAL SUPPORT

Do you feel you’ve been graded improperly? Do you feel you’re being harassed on campus? Centennial College has a process to address these issues but it can be confusing. The CCSAI has student advocates on staff to help you with this process.

Please contact our office at 416-289-5000 ext. 52245 for more information or to set up a meeting with a Student Advocate.

 

As student advocates, we are to inform you on:

  • What a grade appeal is, and the necessary steps
  • What is plagiarism, and how could it affect your grade
  • What does academic penalty mean
  • The services we provide at the Centennial College Student Association Inc.
  • How to access support, advocacy and information pertinent to your individual needs

FAQ’s

Q. How can advocacy help me?
A. When you have any academic concerns, or you are being harassed, CCSAI is always here to help. The CCSAI advocacy service is absolutely free and completely confidential. This service is provided to all the students at Centennial College. We listen to all your concerns and lend you support. We guide you through all the appeal processes by making you aware about all the policies and procedures designed by the college for students. We help you reach the appropriate person so that your problem is solved promptly. We can accompany you in a meeting if you want us to. We help you negotiate through both formal and informal dispute resolutions. If you have any concerns, please contact us to meet with our advocates.

Q. What is a grade appeal?
A. At Centennial College, Grade Appeal is a request that students can make if they feel that any clerical error has resulted in miscalculation of the grade, or the grade awarded did not reflect fairly the student’s academic performance and/or the stated requirements for the course.

Q. Where can I find policies and procedures?
A. It is very easy to access policies and procedures at www.centennialcollege.ca or follow the links on the right hand side of this page.

“Always working together towards achieving academic and personal success for all students at Centennial”

Policies

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