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Mohawk Students' Association

Advocating For You

We work to represent all Mohawk students – regardless of whether you’re a full-time, part-time, continuing education, or apprenticeship student. The MSA works to ensure your voices are being heard and your needs are being addressed. This means we represent you locally, provincially, federally, and within the college. We can help you if you have concerns about student spaces, questions about fees, or challenges with college administration.

Student speaking into a megaphone.
Student with megaphone.

A few successes we’ve achieved over the years in advocating on student’s behalf have included: providing Mohawk students with a Health and Dental Insurance plan, introducing the MSA Presto Bus Pass program, and providing on-campus students with affordable food options during COVID-19. If you want to learn more, check out our previous Annual Reports.

Strategic Plans + Goals

Our 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan is a continuation from the identified ‘Areas of Focus’. This plan works to address any gaps or sections that need improving within the Areas of Focus. We have outlined four different themes where gaps may exist or arise: Empowering Mohawk Students, MSA Work Culture, Improve EDI Within the MSA, Humanizing Our Brand.

The Strategic Plan focuses on outcomes and outputs within each theme relating to the Areas of Focus. In short, an outcome is what we’re trying to work towards – our goal, and outputs are how we are going to get there (tangible deliverables).

MSA Goals

Strategic priorities

Student thinking about the academic appeals process.

Academic Appeals

The Appeal Process

First, it is important to know the following: 1) There is no jeopardy or risk in appealing a grade, 2) The appeal process cannot result in a reduced grade, and 3) The Policy specifically states there are to be no negative implications for students who exercise their right to appeal a grade.

LEVEL 1 - Informal Appeals

If you want to file a Level 1 Appeal, you must notify your professor and Associate Dean, in writing:

LEVEL 2 - Formal Appeals

Within 5 days of your meeting with your Professor (or mediation), you must complete a Level 2 Appeals form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar with all the information you initially submitted with your appeal. Another copy of the level 2 form (only the form) must be sent to your Associate Dean.

Townhalls

Each month we will host a town hall where you can ask questions, raise any concerns you have about the College or MSA. Our town halls are another opportunity for you to ensure your voice is heard. More details to come. Come back soon for more information!

Annual Reports

At the end of each year, the MSA publishes an annual report that provides an overview of the year’s accomplishments. Each State of the Association annual report includes highlights of service use statistics, contributions to the community and a snapshot of the organization’s financial standing at year-end. The reports also includes updates on the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and special projects that have taken place throughout the year.

Every voice matters 📢

Annual General Meeting

Attending our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is one way you can stay up to date on what the Board has achieved and is working on. Aside from learning more about the MSA, and staying updated, the AGM is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and ensure their voices are heard, vote on any changes (all students who pay MSA fees can vote), and feel more connected to the MSA.  

Here is a breakdown of MSA-related fees (subject to change): 

Fee Description Cost
(two semesters)
MSA Administration and Student Government Fee $122.64
MSA Services and Programming Fee $83.02
Universal Transit Pass Fee $199.35
MSA Health & Dental Plan Fee $191.57

The Board is made up of the MSA President, and eight Directors at Large.

Advocating For You

Student speaking into a megaphone.

We work to represent all Mohawk students – regardless of whether you’re a full-time, part-time, continuing education, or apprenticeship student. The MSA works to ensure your voices are being heard and your needs are being addressed. This means we represent you locally, provincially, federally, and within the college. We can help you if you have concerns about student spaces, questions about fees, or challenges with college administration.

Student with megaphone.

A few successes we’ve achieved over the years in advocating on student’s behalf have included: providing Mohawk students with a Health and Dental Insurance plan, introducing the MSA Presto Bus Pass program, and providing on-campus students with affordable food options during COVID-19. If you want to learn more, check out our previous Annual Reports.

Strategic Plans + Goals

Our 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan is a continuation from the identified ‘Areas of Focus’. This plan works to address any gaps or sections that need improving within the Areas of Focus. We have outlined four different themes where gaps may exist or arise: Empowering Mohawk Students, MSA Work Culture, Improve EDI Within the MSA, Humanizing Our Brand.

The Strategic Plan focuses on outcomes and outputs within each theme relating to the Areas of Focus. In short, an outcome is what we’re trying to work towards – our goal, and outputs are how we are going to get there (tangible deliverables).

MSA Goals

Strategic Priorities

Townhalls

Each month we will host a town hall where you can ask questions, raise any concerns you have about the College or MSA. Our town halls are another opportunity for you to ensure your voice is heard. More details to come. Come back soon for more information!

Annual Reports

At the end of each year, the MSA publishes an annual report that provides an overview of the year’s accomplishments. Each State of the Association annual report includes highlights of service use statistics, contributions to the community and a snapshot of the organization’s financial standing at year-end. The reports also includes updates on the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and special projects that have taken place throughout the year.

Academic Appeals

Student thinking about the academic appeals process.

The Academic Appeal process exists to allow you to receive a respectful and impartial review of a final grade if you believe what you’ve received is unjustified.

There are two levels of Academic Appeals:

The Appeal Process

First, it is important to know the following: 1) There is no jeopardy or risk in appealing a grade, 2) The appeal process cannot result in a reduced grade, and 3) The Policy specifically states there are to be no negative implications for students who exercise their right to appeal a grade.

LEVEL 1 - Informal Appeals

If you want to file a Level 1 Appeal, you must notify your professor and Associate Dean, in writing:

LEVEL 2 - Formal Appeals

Within 5 days of your meeting with your Professor (or mediation), you must complete a Level 2 Appeals form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar with all the information you initially submitted with your appeal. Another copy of the level 2 form (only the form) must be sent to your Associate Dean.

Every voice matters 📢

Annual General Meeting

Attending our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is one way you can stay up to date on what the Board has achieved and is working on. Aside from learning more about the MSA, and staying updated, the AGM is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and ensure their voices are heard, vote on any changes (all students who pay MSA fees can vote), and feel more connected to the MSA.  

Here is a breakdown of MSA-related fees (subject to change): 

Fee Cost
MSA Administration and Student Government Fee $122.64
MSA Services and Programming Fee $83.02
Universal Transit Pass Fee $199.35
MSA Health & Dental Plan Fee $191.57

The Board is made up of the MSA President, and eight Directors at Large.