Trent University is committed to creating opportunities for all community members to develop and flourish as individuals and global citizens (Trent’s Vision Statement, 2010). Such a commitment acknowledges a need for equity in terms of employment and learning. Furthermore, there is the recognition that equity does imply that all people are treated the same. Thus, a commitment to developing and promoting processes and policies that are responsive to the needs of the diverse membership of the Trent University community is important.
Over the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015, the Centre for Human Rights, Accessibility, and Equity (CHREA) captured a snapshot of the Trent University community. Just under 2000 students, staff, and faculty members graciously participated to help better understand the demographics of Trent University's population. There is an infographic for the results and accessible reports on the Equity and Diversity 2015 Survey page.