Office of Community Relations - Mission

The Office of Community Relations (OCR) is dedicated to building and maintaining positive and active relationships between Trinity College and the Greater Hartford community. The OCR works closely with city officials and agencies, neighborhood organizations, local business associations and corporations, social service providers, and a host of other local organizations and individuals on a broad range of issues of vital interest to the community and the College. 

The mission of OCR is to build upon strong existing College and community partnerships that will support the College’s academic mission while promoting student and faculty/staff civic engagement and community service. Trinity College, through the OCR, will support its mission and enhance its institutional stature by continually engaging in effective and mutually supportive and beneficial partnerships at the local, state, national, and global levels. 
The City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Region has have long been an urban incubator for innovation in business, education, and government. Hartford and the surrounding region host multinational corporations that are leaders in insurance, financial services, health care, and aerospace technology. The region has a rich history of ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity that serves us well in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly urbanizing world. Trinity College is proud of its location in Hartford and believes that its location provides an environment conducive to active learning and engagement that benefits students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community stakeholders.

Trinity College has firmly committed itself to the City of Hartford and our global partners through the Center for Urban and Global Studies, where the Office of Community Relations is housed. The Office of Community Relations maintains an active, visible and dedicated commitment to Trinity’s host community and will work to develop mutual and attainable goals with input, direction, and support from its community neighbors.