Black Student Support
Black Student Peer Discussion Group and Events
What is Black Student Support ?
The Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights and Equity (CHREA) aim to deliver a diverse range of programming that acts to ease the social and academic transition from high school to university. Founded in the Summer of 2020, the Black Student Support program is a safe space for current Trent Black students to come together for support and conversations around their Black experience at Trent, the Peterborough community and beyond. This confidential discussion group is led by two student facilitators who have a lived experience in the Black community. In addition the program runs other educational and social events during the year that are open to allies and the wider campus community.
If you want to join the discussion group, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2022-2023 meeting times are Tuesdays at 5pm (Durham Campus) and Thursdays at 5pm (Peterborough Campus). Zoom links available as well.
While the date and time of the meetings are posted publicly, the group meeting location/Zoom video details are confidential to respect group members and the conversations that will be shared. Information on how to join will only be provided to participants who sign up by emailing us at email@example.com or register directly here
As much as we appreciate allies, these meetings are for Black students only. Check out our Upcoming Events or follow our Instagram/Facebook pages (@trent.bss) for educational programming that is open to allies and the wider campus community.
Black Student Clubs & Groups at Trent
Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU)
TACSU is a student group under the Trent International Students’ Association (TISA). The group’s main focus is to provide students within Trent (Canadian and International Students alike) with exposure to the cultures of Africa and the Caribbean. TACSU is open to all who are willing and interested without regards to race, ethnicity or religious beliefs.
Social Media: facebook.com/tacsugroup/
Trent Association of Black Students (TABS)
Trent Association of Black Students is a new student group under the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) aimed at being a voice of advocacy for Black full-time and part-time students at Trent University and working to promote work in the community that pursues the dismantling of racism and racial inequality within the Trent and Peterborough community. Membership in TABS is open to all students, faculty members, staff and alumni of Trent University.
African Black Caribbean (ABC) Club - Durham Campus
Trent Durham's ABC's club offers a space for students of all different backgrounds to explore and express their own personal cultural backgrounds.
TCSA - The Freedom Lounge