The University Secretariat provides the governing bodies of the University with administrative services, research and analysis, and general support. The office manages the senior academic appeals process and supports presidential searches. The Secretariat is a resource for members of the University community, providing information and counsel on Senate and Board of Governors policies, procedures, precedents and records.
The Secretariat also plays a significant role in the development, promulgation and interpretation of Trent University policies and procedures and oversees the management of institutional (non-academic/non-research) records for the University.
The Secretariat acts as the University's advisor and agent on the application of access to information legislation. The University's Privacy Protection/Freedom of Information Officer and administration of the University's responsibilities under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act are located within the University Secretariat.