A petition is a formal written request submitted by the student to waive a Faculty’s academic regulation, degree requirement or academic deadline. Before initiating a petition, you are advised to review the University and Faculty rules and regulations in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Considering a petition or appeal? We encourage you to speak to an academic advisor.
Glendon Petitions Committee Procedures
The Glendon Petitions Committee is responsible for reviewing the following types of petitions:
i. Petitions submitted by a Glendon student for a waiver of a published regulation,
requirement, or deadline;
ii. Petitions submitted by any student enrolled in a Glendon course for a grade reappraisal that has been refused at the departmental level.
If a member of the Committee is directly involved in a case, or has a conflict of interest for other reasons, that member shall not participate in the consideration of that case.
- Three faculty members elected by Glendon Faculty Council
- Three students elected by Glendon Student Caucus
Non-voting members and attendees:
- Principal, Glendon College
- Chair, Glendon Faculty Council
- Secretary, Glendon Faculty Council
- Governance and Records Officer, Glendon
- The petition must be written by the student and submitted in person or by e-mail to Academic Services, YH C106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A submitted petition that includes all mandatory documentation will be seen at the next possible Petitions Committee meeting, unless the student submits a written request to Academic Services that the petition be removed from consideration at least three business days before the Committee meeting date.
- If a student has submitted a petition that does not include all mandatory documentation, the student will be advised that the petition will be not be forwarded to the Committee for review.
- The Secretary of the Petitions Committee and/or Governance and Records Officer, who review petitions before presenting them to the Committee, reserve the right to request background information from teaching units or departments involved in a petition and to request additional documentation from the student.
- Whenever it is deemed relevant, the Secretary of the Petitions Committee or Governance and Records Officer may disclose the following information to the members of the Petitions Committee:
a) The student’s academic record, including year level, academic status, and grades in course(s) taken in the relevant term(s),
b) Any previous warnings or advice given by the Petitions Committee as a result of any previous petition submitted by the student.
- The Committee may vote to grant or refuse a petition, to table the petition for additional information or documentation, or may, in some cases, vote to grant an alternative solution.
- The student will be informed in writing of the Committee’s decision. The decision letter will be sent, as an attachment, to the e-mail address on file in the Student Information System (SIS). A petition letter may also include warnings or advice from the Committee, which may be considered in reviewing any future petition submitted by the student.
- Students are permitted access to all documentation in their petition. Requests to obtain a copy of the contents of a petition file can be submitted by email to email@example.com.