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The Access Strategy & Partnerships Office (ASPO), established April 2022, has a tri-campus mandate committed to supporting partners both internal and external to the University who support existing and prospective students to access and thrive in post-secondary education.

We do this by:

  • administering the Access Programs University Fund to build, sustain and increase the capacity of partners to offer access and outreach programs at the University, often in collaboration with school board, community and other partners
  • convening, facilitating, and supporting the development of key partnerships to enhance access goals and objectives across the University
  • infusing access principles in existing University policies and programs and clarifying access pathways through supporting research and evaluation focusing on access to post-secondary education
Three students sitting in front of computers in a library.

The University of Toronto is committed to ensuring that students from communities that are underrepresented in higher education are well-positioned to engage with and access the University. 

U of T has long-standing commitments to access and outreach as evidenced through the 140+ diverse access and outreach programs across the institution, in partnership with communities, school boards and other stakeholders.

The University also provides a range of College-to-University pathways for students from a range of backgrounds, which include preparation to enroll in college and access to the University’s academic program.

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.