Students experiencing challenges such as those outlined above are not passive. In different ways, and to different degrees, they actively engage in shaping the University, and crafting their own trajectories within it. How has students’ awareness of their own positionality within the university translated into particular forms of activism and alliances? How have practices of student protest and critique evolved over time? What kinds of intersecting hierarchies of power have these practices helped reproduce or undermine? What are the circuits of mediation through which knowledge of past activism circulates to new generations of students? To answer these questions, we will analyze select cases of past and present student activism at UofT and develop a repository where print and digital ephemera from mobilized student groups can be digitally archived and annotated.  Anti-racist organizing by students is one example, which we will explore through i) a history of the Transitional Year Program and the development of Writing Centres for students, which can be traced (in part) to anti racist organizing and the demand for support structures to promote access; ii) more recent student activism by the Black Students Association and the Black Liberation Collective.