Student Life

Discover All the Ways You Belong at Trent University Durham GTA

At Trent University Durham GTA, academics are just the beginning of your university experience. Outside the lecture hall, Trent’s diverse, close-knit community makes it easy to get involved, meet new people, and make a positive impact – on and off campus.

Getting access to your own best thinking, to one’s own wisdom, comes from the transformative living and learning experience you get at Trent Durham GTA.

Join (or Start) a Campus Club or Group

Meet new friends and explore your interests by joining one of the many student clubs and groups at Trent Durham GTA. Can’t find one that matches your interests? Trent Durham makes it easy to create your own. You can do that here.

Explore Student Government

The Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA) provides a variety of pivotal services for students, ranging from health insurance, to the “Rack ‘n’ Shelf” student store, and support for the many clubs and groups across both campuses.

Academic Mentoring Program

Peer Mentoring is students helping students transition into academic and social life at Trent University Durham GTA.

Pen Pals

Pen pals is a program where Trent Durham students send and receive letters with students from a local elementary school and meet on special occasions throughout the year.  Find out more and sign up on campus during the first week of September.

Stand Out from the Crowd: Co-Curricular Record

If you’ve taken the time to get involved, volunteer and develop skills outside the classroom, showing your efforts to potential employers is a great way to get your foot in the door. Trent’s co-curricular record acts as an official “transcript,” tracking all of your non-academic activities and accomplishments while at Trent Durham. It includes student leadership, awards, workshops, clubs, groups, and much more.

Learn to Lead

Trent Durham GTA offers a wide range of skill-building opportunities that help prepare you for a variety of leadership roles in your community and beyond. Become an academic peer mentor, orientation leader, or sign up for one of Trent’s leadership certificate programs. Learn more.

2 Students talking to the librarian in the library at the main deskSupport Systems

Adjusting to university means developing new skills and independence. At Trent, we challenge and support each other – in the classroom and beyond. Student services and the Trent Durham Student Association provide a full range of personal supports all coordinated by Student Affairs. Services include: