Committed To The Well-Being And Safety Of Our Community Members.

The Dean of Students Office empowers students to practice self-efficacy through shared values. We expect students to act in a manner that is in accordance with our community standards. On our part, we work to find a balance between the needs and rights of our individual students with the needs and rights of our community. Our goal is to create a community that is conducive to the personal and collective success of all community members.

Overview of Community Standards

Community Standards are an integral part of our students’ holistic experience. They serve as a guide for students as they navigate their Trinity experience.

More importantly, our Community Standards articulate the student conduct policies, which set expectations for acceptable behaviors within our small residential community. These expectations are consistent with our work to build a community that fosters care, dignity, integrity, and civility.

Community Standards are in place to keep all members of the Trinity community safe and hold accountable those who violate our student conduct policies. When a conduct violation occurs, our resolution process places focus on involved parties working together to repair harm and rebuild trust with each other and with the community. Finding a balance between the needs of individual students and the welfare of our community is an ongoing process, one that requires care, compassion, and persistence.

We encourage students to thoroughly read the student handbook for more information on student conduct and Community Standards, as well as other opportunities that may contribute to their learning and growth as members of the Trinity community.

At the core our community standards, are our communal principles:

  • Academic Achievement and Life-long Learning  –  We participate in practices that enhance our understanding of self and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Personal and Social Responsibility  –  We are responsible for building a community of care, dignity, integrity, and civility.
  • Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  –  We embrace our differences, share our experiences, and value the individual and collective contributions we make to our community.
  • Community and Civic Engagement  –  We deepen our learning, broaden our knowledge, and create reciprocal partnerships by engaging with local, national, and global communities.
  • Health and Wellness  –  We engage in activities and behaviors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

The Dean of Students Office and the Bantam Network Residential Learning Community work together to promote our communal principles by helping members of our community develop skills in the areas of conflict resolution, personal accountability, and restorative practices. We encourage students to immerse themselves in the Trinity community by engaging in opportunities that promote behaviors, which demonstrate care, dignity, integrity and civility for themselves and others.

Emergency Contacts

Department Contact Information
Campus Safety (860) 297-2222
Counseling and Wellness Center (860) 297-2415
Dean of Students Office (860) 297-2156
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office (860) 297-2562
Hartford Police Department 911 (Emergencies) OR (860) 757-4000 (Routine)
Health Center (860) 297-2018
Office of International Students & Scholars (860) 297-4254
Spiritual & Religious Life (860) 297-2012
Title IX Coordinator (860) 297-2222
Trinity Campus Climate Incident Response Team​
Women Gender Resources Center (860) 297-2408

Integrity Contract

The Student Integrity Contract is students' commitment to upholding the College's Community Standards. By signing the contract, students assume responsibility for upholding our community standards of academic integrity and social conduct. This signifies a commitment to carry themselves in a manner that is consistent with our communal principles and reflective of the College's mission.


Student Handbook

The Trinity College Student Handbook provides students, faculty, staff and parents/guardians with an in-depth understanding of the community standards/policies and guidelines. The Student Handbook serves as a guide as we work to promote a safe and healthy learning environment. Students should read the handbook in its entirety and refer to it when needed.


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.