Student Issues and Advocacy

The TCSA is here to represent and advocate for all undergraduate students at Trent University through many avenues.

As your student union, our main goal is to ensure that all students are treated fairly and equitably. We are here to help inform you about your rights as students and members of the Trent community at large. 

Whether it is lobbying to the administration and provincial government or sitting on various committees to voice students concerns and needs, your student union is here to help. We are also available to assist students with any challenges that they may face for the duration of their time at Trent, such as academic and financial petitions and appeals, academic dishonesty hearings, complaints regarding faculty and/or staff, housing and tenant rights, and financial assistance. You can book an appointment with any of our staff or executive members by calling (705) 748-1000 or emailing

Student Issues Forms

Please use the form at the link at the bottom of this form to seek assistance for any student issue you may be facing. This may include but is not limited to Academic Appeals, an accusation of a code of conduct violation, or if one feels one has been treated unfairly or inappropriately. 

All information is held strictly confidential and will be sent directly to the Vice President Campaigns & Equity. You will also automatically receive a copy of the completed form once submitted. The Vice President Campaigns & Equity may also be reached directly at (705) 748-1011 ext. 6275 or by emailing

If you have not done so already, please review Trent University's Student Charter of Rights and Responsibilities. The purpose of this Charter is to inform you of your rights and responsibilities and to provide avenues for resolutions to any issues regarding such rights and responsibilities.

For more information on Academic Appeals and the Charter of Rights (including academic and non-academic misconduct) please visit:

Student Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Appeals

Academic Appeals FAQ

Trent University's Policy Library

It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the information provided. We will be more than happy to assist you in understanding these policies and procedures should you have any questions.