Trevor strives for commitment in its students, faculty, staff, and leadership to three interrelated principles: diversity, inclusion, and engagement with responsibilities beyond oneself. Informing all facets of school life, each of these principles is a guiding force in our curriculum, student services, admissions practices, faculty and staff recruitment, professional development programming, and ongoing strategic thinking and planning.
Multiple platforms promote equity and further conversations on diversity, inclusion, and engagement across our school community. Trevor’s Diversity Team—all members of the faculty or staff—lead this charge and they are available for discourse and counsel at all times. A Steering Committee composed of the Directors of Diversity and parent representatives, including a Parents Association Liaison for Diversity, is also dedicated to this work.
Ongoing professional development for faculty and staff is of paramount importance to fostering an environment of trust and well-being for all members of the Trevor community. DIME2 (Diversity, Inclusion, Multiculturalism, Equity & Engagement), a community forum to further engagement between faculty, staff, and parents around issues of diversity, offers a variety of activities to facilitate discussion and encourage action. Events include documentary screenings, book clubs, outings, and guest speakers.
In the Middle and Upper Schools, various student groups have a powerful role in building a safe, inclusive, and empowered student body at Trevor. The Multiple Identities, One World (MIOW) student organization teaches students to be activists for a better world by engaging with issues related to social justice and equity. MIOW also facilitates a signature day of workshops each year around these themes. The Students of Color affinity group (SOCA) is a safe forum where students of color at Trevor can explore ideas about their identity, share resources, and mentor one other. The Queers & Allies (Q&A) student organization is a support and advocacy group that meets to discuss issues of particular importance to the LGBTQ+ community, both at Trevor and in society at large. Finally, the Feminism student organization is an all-inclusive student group designed to educate, discuss, and debate various social issues and stigmas present in our culture.