The mission of P.R.I.D.E. is to provide social and academic support for incoming students from diverse cultural backgrounds and to increase awareness and acceptance of difference among members in the student body as a whole. P.R.I.D.E. is a year-long initiative that mixes programming and other ways of support to build an inclusive community that is helpful to all first-year students.
What makes P.R.I.D.E.?
The P.R.I.D.E. program consists of three important elements: the P.R.I.D.E. Leader, the P.R.I.D.E. Welcome Weekend, and events and programming held by the leaders and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The P.R.I.D.E Leaders
The P.R.I.D.E. Leaders are a group of dedicated and talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are trained to work with the incoming freshman class throughout the year. They reside with the freshmen in their dorms, offering advice, support, and help. They also plan events and programs that are meant to bridge social gaps and bring students together and help students learn about and discuss varying issues in our society.
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The Welcome Weekend
The P.R.I.D.E. Welcome Weekend is a three-day pre-orientation program that helps international students and students of color become acquainted with Trinity’s physical and social atmosphere. Students participate in fun activities, meet with Trinity faculty and administrators, and take a walking tour of Hartford to familiarize them with the city.
PRIDE Orientation App 2012.pdf
If you would like to participate in the 2012 Welcome Weekend Program, beginning August 26th to August 28th, click the following link and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org:
PRIDE Orientation App 2012.doc (if you can not open the Word file, please click on the pdf version below)
Programming and Events
All year long, P.R.I.D.E. sponsors a wide array of programs and events that ultimately serve to enhance and improve Trinity’s understanding of issues involving multiculturalism and diversity. Many of the programs offered for first-year students are organized by the P.R.I.D.E. Leaders themselves, while some are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Whether it is educational or a simple get-together in a dorm common room, P.R.I.D.E. programming has been successful and crucial in establishing substantial connections between students, which in turn help them to understand each other's differences.