Mission, Guiding Statement and Core Values


Mission Statement
The Trent University Alumni Association and Alumni Engagement & Services Department strive to build, maintain, and strengthen lifelong links between the university, students, and alumni. We aim to celebrate alumni, identify and provide life-enriching services and programs which meet the needs of alumni, and encourage alumni to continue on a path of lifelong learning while furthering Trent’s mission. We endeavour to facilitate the ongoing development of an inclusive network of alumni, fostering sincere and authentic connections among the diverse alumni body.


Trent University Guiding Statement

With a transformative, collaborative, and personal student experience as the foundation, Trent University considers its graduates invested and important lifelong stakeholders and members of its inclusive intellectual and social community. Through its decision-making, outreach, programs, and initiatives aimed to sustain and nurture relations with its alumni, Trent endeavours to involve the network of alumni worldwide in achieving the university’s mission.


Core Values

Collaborative: Our work includes multiple parts of the university and alumni community whenever possible, encouraging open dialogue and innovative approaches.

Diverse: Our work recognizes the many faces and interests of alumni, aiming to maintain relationships in an increasingly global and fragmented world.

Relevant: Our work meets alumni where they are, reaching them in ways that are purposeful and topical.

Empowering: Our work allows alumni to take on leadership roles, providing the tools for them to create their own successful paths of engagement.

Meaningful: Our work engages in complex ideas, allowing for significant impact in alumni lives, the Trent community, and the world around us.