Access and Inclusion Services

Welcome to Access and Inclusion Services

Our department assists the University in creating an accessible learning environment that encourages full participation in academic courses for students who are eligible for academic accommodations under the provincial human rights legislation. Reasonable accommodations are tailored to the individual, flexible, and are determined by considering the barriers within the unique environment of a post-secondary institution. We encourage student development and educate Mount Royal University about becoming a more accessible, equitable and inclusive learning environment.

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Access and Inclusion Services

Creating an accessible, equitable and inclusive learning environment.

Mount Royal University is committed to access, equity and inclusion. Students who identify as belonging to one of the protected categories as defined by the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act) are entitled to receive reasonable academic accommodations up to the point of undue hardship. The following categories are protected from discrimination:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Ancestry
  • Place of origin
  • Religious beliefs
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Age
  • Physical disability
  • Mental disability
  • Marital status
  • Family status
  • Source of income
  • Sexual orientation


Prospective Students

If you are not yet a registered student and would like information about our services, stop by Y201 or call 403.440.6868. 

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Current Students

It takes time to review documentation, apply for funding and arrange for accommodations and services. Once you submit a public request form along with your documentation, our team will contact you to set up an appointment.

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Find out about deadlines and office closures, guidelines for academic accommodations, addressing barriers to learning, intellectual property and copyright exceptions, creating an inclusive learning environment, and students in the workplace.

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Non-disability related academic accommodations

Students identifying with one of the non-disability related protected categories who are experiencing barriers to their education are encouraged to reach out to Access and Inclusion Services to explore what academic accommodations may be available to assist them in order to participate fully in their academic studies.

Religious Observance Accommodation

A religious conflict is deemed to exist when a student is unable to attend a regularly scheduled exam or final exam or complete an academic activity due to a concurrent religious observance.


Deadlines for requests:
  • Accommodation for Religious Observance During the Term - These requests must be submitted within two weeks of the conflict and normally within the first two weeks of the term.
  • Accommodation for Religious Observance During Final Exams - It is the student’s responsibility to review the Final exam schedule to determine that there is a conflict between a final exam and their religious observance. This will be completed within four (4) weeks of the release of the exam schedule. Submissions after that date will not be considered.

 Religious Observance Accommodation Request Instructions and Form

Equity, Diversity and inclusion workshops and resources for students

Diversity and inclusion are both essential processes and critical goals at Mount Royal University. In collaboration with many other equity seeking groups on campus, we provide educational workshops, seminars, peer groups, panel discussions, resources, and an opportunity for conversations that address issues of access, equity and inclusion, privilege, and power that will continue to develop these competencies.

Understand your rights and responsibilities

The accommodation process requires your active participation and communication. Our team is here to help you, but students are expected to be involved in the process and take responsibility for communicating their specific needs.

Student Rights

  • Access: all students have access to Mount Royal programs and services.
  • Confidentiality: all diagnostic documentation about your disability remains confidential within Access and Inclusion Services.
  • Appeal: Access Advisors assess the documentation of disability provided by you and determine what academic accommodation(s) will be recommended. You have the right to appeal these recommendations.

Student Responsibilities

  • Students will identify specific needs to Access and Inclusion Services
  • Students will provide relevant, corroborated, current medical, psychoeducational or psychological documentation to Access and Inclusion Services
  • Each semester, students will meet with their professors to provide them with a copy of their accommodation letter, discuss their accommodations. Follow the steps located in the Student Handbook to email a copy of the letter to each of your professors for their acknowledgement.
  • Students will pursue their studies with the same diligence required of all students and accept responsibility for their role in achieving program outcomes.

Students and faculty alike can get the most current information about your accommodations, book appointments, request exam seating and Accommodation Letters, and find helpful tips through your Accommodate portal.