Student Self-Identification – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion?
Why is student diversity data collected?
Do I have to prove self-identification information?
What are the designated groups?
Should I submit my response if I’m not a member of a designated group?
Can I self-Identify as belonging to more than one group?
The designated groups or categories identified in the form does not fully represent how I chose to identify. Why do I have to consider whether I belong to these groups?
I am not sure if I have a disability, what is considered a disability?
I have been accommodated academically. Should I identify as a person with a disability?
What is gender identity?
Why are you asking about gender identity if it’s not required by law to do so?
Could I be disadvantaged in any way by providing this information?
Indigenous Self Identification
Red River College is committed to providing services to support First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis and Inuit student achievement and success. If you are a First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis or Inuit student, we encourage you to self-identify.
- Improve and enhance Indigenous programming and services
- Connect learners with funding opportunities through bursaries and scholarships
- Improve connections with Indigenous communities
Self-identification is voluntary and confidential, and you will not need to produce any documentation, unless you are applying for an Indigenous specific academic program or funding. All collected information is confidential and will not be shared, as outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will only be used to help us provide relevant support, services and resources.