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U of T Student Equity Census

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Count Yourself In

Equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental values at the University of Toronto. Building on U of T’s Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Excellence, we are committed to advancing equity within our practices and processes, and have launched the U of T Student Equity Census.

This Census is a tool that supports the University to better understand the demographics of our student population. The data we collect will be used to develop, assess, and maintain programs and initiatives that respond to the needs of our students. Through connections with other student-related data, we will be able to more effectively understand and improve the holistic experience of our students. This data will also help us to strengthen student recruitment efforts, accessand success strategies to address and eliminate barriers within our processes.   

Your identity is complex and personal – we understand and respect that. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential. Through the participation of all of our students, we will be able to better understand and address the systemic barriers that our students face. 

Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion is essential across the institution and we thank you for your participation and support for this ongoing and continuous effort. 

About the U of T Student Equity Census

The U of T Student Equity Census is a voluntary demographic data collection initiative that involves a set of seven questions, all of which are voluntary and include a “prefer not to answer” response option.  

Who should participate

All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Toronto on a part-time or full-time basis. 

How to participate

Beginning November 16, 2020, students can log in to complete the U of T Student Equity Census. Simply log in using your UTORid and fill out your responses – it should only take about five minutes to complete. 

When to participate

The census launches on November 16, 2020. There is no deadline to complete the census – the information will be collected and updated on an ongoing basis. After submitting the census, you can log in to change or modify your responses at any time.  

Privacy & confidentiality

Participation is voluntary and the information you choose to share is determined by youAll questions are optional, with a “prefer not to answer” option available every time. Your responses aren’t anonymous, but the data collected will be kept strictly confidential.Only aggregate data will be used in reporting. 

As always, your privacy is protected. Learn more about how we’re keeping your information safe. 

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