There are myriad opportunities for students to take an active leadership role in the classroom, in the residence halls, on the playing fields and within the Trinity community.
Upper-year peer mentors play a critical role in supporting the First-Year Seminar Program
. As they are adjusting to life at college, new students often turn first to their mentor with questions about academics and student life in general.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
RAs are upper-year student staff members that provide counsel, guidance and support to their peers in the residence halls in addition to organizing community building activities. All students, regardless of class year, are also eligible to join their residence hall council.
Within the first-year residence halls, P.R.I.D.E. Leaders
plan programs and events that promote interaction and greater cultural awareness among all students.
The Quest Pre-Orientation Program
provides an opportunity for incoming first-year students to begin the college experience with a wilderness adventure on the Appalacian Trail. A pair of experienced upperclass leaders teaches each group of participants basic wilderness skills and guides them through some of New England's most beautiful outdoors.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association
(SGA) is a democratically elected organization that advocates for the needs and interests of the study body in order to continually improve all facets of student life. In addition, the SGA oversees recognized student organizations and allocates funding through the Student Activities Fee Fund.
Student Organization Leaders
There are over 100 student organizations
at Trinity and each is led by students following their passion. These leaders organize their groups, manage the budget and recruit new members that share common interests.
All four undergraduate classes elect a president, vice president and secretary. These representatives built class unity by organizing events and programs for their respective classes. In the senior year, the council plans the annual Senior Week and the president gives a commencement address at the graduation ceremony.
Sports Team Captains
Student athletes excel on the fields and demonstrate their leadership skills as captains of Trinity's 29 varsity sports
teams and over a dozen intramural and club sports teams. Each varsity team also sends a representative to the Student Athlete Advisory Council