We Empower Students To Be Self-Sufficient By Providing Them With Holistic Care.

The Dean of Students Office helps immerse students in the spirit of Trinity. To help sustain a community of engaged students who exhibit academic and personal responsibility, we constantly reflect on our practices and the impact it has on their experience. We also help guide parents and families, faculty, and staff as they work to help students navigate through challenging situations.

Recognizing that every situation is unique, we coordinate efforts with other units on campus to help students navigate their path forward. Together, we advise, guide, and care for students throughout their time at Trinity. In addition, we uphold our community standards and guide students, as they work to balance their academic and personal needs. Above all, we encourage students to practice self-advocacy and engage in active problem solving. With this in mind, we urge students to be proactive in the search and use of resources and services.

Have questions or concerns about campus life or student services? Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Meet the Deans

Coming from various walks of life, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our roles. We each have unique personal and professional backgrounds that inform our practice and the ways in which we engage with the community.


Make A Referral Or Report A Concern

All Trinity community members are encouraged to submit an iCare Wellness Referral for students who are facing challenges that may negatively impact their academic progress and personal wellbeing. We also encourage our community members to report concerns regarding incidents that they witnessed or experienced, which they believe have violated Trinity College policy.


Community Standards

Here at Trinity, Community Standards is an integral part of our students’ experience. Our Community Standards help guide students as they make decisions, face consequences, and learn from mistakes. More importantly, when violated we work closely with all involved parties, helping guide them through the process and tap into the vast network of campus resources.


Dean of Students Office

Joan Murphy, Administrative Assistant Cook Hall - B
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Emergencies After Hours, Contact Campus Safety - (860) 297-2222