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.
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.
All Trinity community members are encouraged to submit a Community Wellness and Care 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.
Here at Trinity, Community Standards are 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 these standards are violated, we work closely with all involved parties, helping guide them through the process and tap into the vast network of campus resources.
The Dean of Students Office is here as a resource for parents and families. We facilitate questions and concerns and help you stay informed about campus happenings. We look forward to working with you as partners in your students' Trinity experience.
Additional Campus Life & Student Affairs Resources
The Hartford Courant recently published a profile story about Trinity College student Anes Gadun ’22, who has been serving his local community as an emergency medical technician and firefighter while at home in Clinton, Connecticut, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jyles Romer ’20, a psychology and sociology double-major from the Bahamas, has remained on campus even as classes continue remotely. Here, as Romer recounts a recent day, he reflects on his four years at Trinity, his goals, and what it’s like to live and learn during a global pandemic.
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Dean of Students Office
Joan Murphy, Administrative AssistantCook Hall - B
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106