Diversity and Access Team

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Social life at Trinity and student support

Yes, Trinity has a number of community and cultural houses on campus ranging from organizations like La Eracra, Zachs Hillel, Umoja House, to Asian-American Student Association (AASA). A list of organizations can be located here.

Yes, there is the Queer Resource Center (QRC). The QRC offers a space for LBGTQIA+ students to collaborate and Safe Space trainings for the Trinity community.

Trinity also has Encouraging Respect of Sexualities (EROS), a student-run queer organization whose mission is to serve as a space for LGBTQ+ community members and allies. EROS plans events ranging from in-depth conversations about queerness and how to improve Trinity’s social climate to hosting drag shows.

  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is comprised of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Queer Resource Center, and the Women and Gender Resource Action Center and is dedicated to making sure all members of the Trinity College community feel included.
  • Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E.) is a pre-orientation program designed to help students from underrepresented identities become acquainted with campus and make a successful transition to Trinity’s academic and social environment. Beyond this comprehensive three-day pre-orientation program, every first-year residential community also has a P.R.I.D.E. Leader who lives in the building in order to provide emotional and academic support, friendship, community, and guidance for students.
  • The Diversity and Access Team (DAT) is comprised of high achieving Trinity students with diverse backgrounds who share a passion to provide unique experiences for low-income, first-generation, international, and students of color during their college search. Through a focus on personalization and long-term planning, the intern team assists the Admissions Office by organizing two annual fly-in events while maintaining close interactions with prospective students year-round through panels, campus tours, and one-on-one conversations.

Trinity College has over 100+ student clubs and organizations as well as events every weekend. These events are run through the Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (S.A.I.L.) Office and range from Bingo with prizes to Super Smash Bros tournaments to cultural celebrations.

Bantam Residential Life organizes Downtown Fridays to introduce students to the vibrant opportunities the city of Hartford has to offer. Events range from going to a bowling alley to eating at a local Hartford restaurant.

Trinity College Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) helps scholars with immigration-related matters and hosts several programs throughout the year that are fun, educational, and helpful for international students.

Trinity provides a comprehensive orientation program for all students. In addition, for first year students that want to have new experiences, start their college career early, or meet new people, Trinity offers exciting pre-orientation programs.

Hartford Engagement

Yes! Trinity students may contact the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement​ in Mather basement to request a Bantam Bus Pass for unlimited free rides on the CT Transit bus system. In addition, there are Zipcars!

Yes! There are several ways to participate in community service during your time as a Bantam. In 2018, Trinity created the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) to develop more opportunities to connect with the city. Through five programs, CHER strengthens educational partnerships between Hartford’s diverse communities and students, staff, and faculty at Trinity.

Trinity College has 200 pre-approved internships in the city of Hartford with partners ranging from insurance agencies to Hartford hospitals. Student can earn college credit for internships.

The capital city of Connecticut, Hartford is home to multiple corporations and has a population of just under 125,000. Hartford, previously nicknamed “the insurance capital of the world”, is also home to The Wadsworth Atheneum, founded in 1842, and The Mark Twain House and Museum. Hartford is located halfway between New York City and Boston and about 15 minutes south of Bradley International Airport.

Trinity’s location in a state capital that is one of the most socioeconomically, culturally, and ethnically diverse cities in the country provides incredible opportunities for research and hands-on learning. But Hartford is not our lab; it is our home. Read more about our relationship with Hartford.

Trinity utilizes the blue light system. Blue lights have cameras and call buttons that alert the authorities to your location. In general, no matter where you are on campus; you should be able to see two blue lights. In addition, Campus Safety patrols the campus 24/7 and offers rides or accompanied walks.

Academics at Trinity

While there are no core classes every Trinity student must take, there are general education requirements.

Trinity offers many first-year seminars which assist with the transition to college. Residential communities are based on your first-year seminars and your seminar professor serves as your advisor. These classes introduce you to Trinity academics, educational resources on campus, and opportunities for Hartford engagement.

Every professor is required to offer office hours. This is a great time to ask questions outside of class and get additional help. Other academic resources include the Peer Tutoring NetWork , Writing Center, and AETNA Quantitative Center (Q-Center).

Yes! Trinity allows students to study away for up to three semesters and financial aid travels with you!

Trinity College Admission and Financial support

Yes, Trinity believes that finances should not stand in the way of your education and offers need-based aid and merit scholarships. Given the college’s commitment to meet 100% of a student’s calculated need, Trinity aims to keep the family’s net price consistent for four years regardless of changes in the availability of federal or state aid.

No, Trinity College does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. In fact, 68% of the Class of 2024 chose not to submit their scores.

Yes! Trinity has a fly-in program in the fall for high school seniors called Bantam Bound. Bantam Bound is an overnight program that allows students to visit campus and connect with our community. Financial assistance is available for transportation to and from Trinity College.

Absolutely! While Trinity requires just one academic letter of recommendation, students may submit an additional letter. Letters can be submitted by supervisors, community based organization advisors, coaches, or anyone you believe can add to your application.

Looking to the future

The Career and Life Design Center holds many events throughout the year to prepare students for the workforce. Students can schedule a one-on-one appointment to review their resume, practice interviewing, and search for internship and job opportunities related to their interests.

Trinity has a robust alumni network that plays an active role in supporting career exploration and Trinity utilizes Handshake, a database that connects students to internships and jobs in Hartford and other major cities.