We believe that the University needs to be a more equitable place, and we are working hard to improve issues that entrench the marginalization of some of our membership.
Below are the your rights at the of Toronto with respect to equity. They are compiled through the University of Toronto Statement on Human Rights, Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence, Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances, The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
• The University of Toronto will act within its purview to prevent or remedy discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of public assistance or record of offenses.
• Every student has a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.
• The University of Toronto will arrange reasonable accommodation of the needs of students who observe religious holy days other than those already accommodated by ordinary scheduling and statutory holidays.
• Instructors will make every reasonable effort to avoid scheduling tests, examinations or other compulsory activities during religious observances when alerted to them by students.
• The University will strive to ensure that every member of the University community is accorded the requisite environment to live, learn and work free of bias or discrimination.
• The University will strive to ensure that every individual on campus is treated with dignity and respect.
• The University will strive to ensure that they exemplify their commitment to anti-racism and the elimination of systemic discrimination.
• You have the right to attend university free from harassment, defined as unwelcome comments or conduct that happens more than once.
• You have the right to be accommodated so that you have the same opportunities as everyone else, short of undue hardship.