McGill University, members of the McGill community, and individuals operating within the McGill context are governed by a number of policies. Typically, academic policies are generated or revised in University Committees, then approved by the McGill Senate and finally by the Board of Governors. A full list of university policies and regulations can be found here, with the Office of the University Secretariat.
Of these policies, a number deal with the academic and personal affairs of students. As any kind of student here, your academic and personal rights are protected by a number of documents. Some key ones are:
Charter of Student Rights
University Student Assessment Policy
Policy Against Sexual Violence
Policy on Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law
Policy for the Accommodation of Religious Holy Days
Policy Concerning the Rights of Students with Disabilities
A full list can be found here, with the Office of the Dean of Students.
Some faculties – including Law, Medicine, and Management – have their own policies with respect to grading and assessment.
For more details about student rights, visit the SSMU Know Your Student Rights website, and keep your eye out for the bi-annual SSMU Know Your Rights Campaign, which takes place each semester during the Add/Drop Period.