To enrich the university experience for and with students by fostering learning, growth, connection, communities and support.
That every student finds a sense of belonging, realizes their potential and flourishes on their journey at the University of Toronto and beyond.
These values ground our work and interactions, acting as decision-making principles to guide our planning, assessment and accountability. These values inform our work with students, our partners and with one another.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, ACCESS AND BELONGING
Address attitudinal and systemic barriers that draw on anti-oppression, anti-racism (including, but not limited to, anti-Black, anti-Asian and anti-Indigenous racism), inclusive and universal design, intersectionality, and interculturality frameworks to increase equity, inclusion, access, justice, and a sense of belonging, as well as deepen understanding of diversity.
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Incorporate Indigenous knowledges and approaches into our work, including responding to Wecheehetowin (U of T’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada), guided by Indigenous voices, centering relationship-building and drawing on anti-colonial frameworks.
CENTERING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Intentionally and proactively center health and well-being by considering the whole individual’s experience, exemplifying empathy, highlighting culturally responsive pathways to care, and building individual, community, and institutional capacity to support well-being.
RELATIONSHIP AND COMMUNITY
Build intentional and meaningful relationships with students and campus partners, to support a vibrant campus community where people feel a sense of belonging, and share empathy, respect, care, and compassion.
LIFE-LONG, LIFE-WIDE LEARNING AND GROWTH
Support holistic learning and development by working with students and campus partners to provide opportunities and support to achieve personal, academic, and career goals, and to instill passion and skills for continual exploration, learning, and growth.
Proactively respond and be adaptable to evolving trends, priorities, and student-centric needs that draw on assessment, data, research, and community consultation to improve our work, planning, practice, hiring, and training. Demonstrate accountability and transparency through fiscal responsibility, an efficient use of resources, and transparency about our processes and decision-making.