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

The Office of Student and Community Life 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 and communal principals. 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. It serves as a guide for students as they navigate their Trinity experience.

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.

These 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 of community standards are our communal principles:

  • Inclusivity: We foster an environment where we embrace our differences, celebrate diversity, share our experiences, and value the individual and collective contributions we make to our community.
  • Care: We create spaces that facilitates a sense of belonging and care. Provide a network of care by creating opportunities where students, staff and faculty can create meaningful connections.
  • Accountability: Shared responsibility, care, wellness, respect, fairness, integrity, open communication, and dignity are expected and embraced in our community.
  • Respect: We promote a community of care, one in which everyone is treated with dignity, integrity, and civility. We recognize respect as the foundation for honesty, trust, and meaningful communication.
  • Excellence: We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth by engaging in initiatives that deepen our learning, broaden our knowledge, enhance our understanding of self and others, and enable us to make positive contributions to our communities.

The Office of Student and Community Life 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 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
Office of Student and Community Life (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) 297-2688
Trinity Campus Climate Incident Response Team [email protected]
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.


Trinity College Student Handbook

The Trinity College Student Handbook provides an in-depth understanding of the community standards/policies and guidelines. 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 a Community Wellness and Care Referral for students who are facing challenges that may negatively impact their academic progress and personal well-being. 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 Resolution Process

All Trinity community members are trusted to treat themselves, their environment, and other community members with care, respect, dignity, and civility. When a standard is violated, we value involved parties working together in order to repair harms and rebuild trust.


Understanding and Completing Sanctions

If you are found responsible for a violation of Community Standards, your Standards Educator will email you an outcome letter, which will likely include the assignment of one or more sanctions to be submitted by given completion dates.