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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities office

The Manager of Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for protecting the rights of everyone on campus. The manager, an independent and impartial decision-maker, manages all non-academic student behavioural issues on campus and enforces the Student Conduct Policy.

At times, the SRRO will partner with university’s faculties and Registrar’s office when dealing with violations to Ontario Tech’s Student Conduct Policy. Your rights are vigorously protected and your responsibilities reinforced, in order to increase student retention and produce graduates who reflect the values of the university and the community at large. One of these values is respect for others,and its reinforcement creates a positive relationship between students, faculty, support staff, administration and the community.

The SRRO takes an educational approach when addressing inappropriate non-academic behaviour by drafting individual student behavioural plans that advocate good citizenship at Ontario Tech University.

The SRRO works to resolve conflicts involving students accused of violating the Student Conduct Policy. In addition the office provides general advocacy and consulting services to students, faculty and staff concerning behavioural conflicts both in and outside of the classroom.