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.
What is Indigenous Self-Identification?
Why Self Identify?
Will proof of ancestry be required?
Can I identify with more than one ancestry?
Indigenous Applicant Admission Policy
What is the Indigenous Applicant Admission Policy and Process?
I don’t have an Indigenous “Indian Status,” Métis citizenship or membership or Inuit Trust, am I still eligible for the Indigenous Admission?
I do not wish to be considered under the Indigenous Admission policy. Is this holding up my application?
If I choose not to use the Indigenous Admission Policy, can I still access Indigenous Services as a student?
Confidentiality and Data Usage
How will this information be used?
If the survey is confidential, why is my employee/student number or name on it?
Will my information be kept confidential? Who will see the raw data?
More Information/Next Steps
What is the next step after this data is collected?