If You Have An Emergency Or Urgent Situation, Please Call Campus Safety At (860) 297-2222 For Assistance.

Trinity College promotes a community of care, one characterized by respect, dignity, civility, and integrity for self and others. All members of our community have a responsibility to foster the wellbeing of our students. Moreover, we encourage students to be proactive and tap into the network of available resources when needed. Sharing concerns and making referrals shortly after an issue or incident arises can help with early intervention. Issues or concerns can be directly related to a student’s life on campus, and/or related to their home/family life.

Emergency Support System

In case of an emergency or urgent situation, students, staff, faculty, parents, and families should contact Campus Safety at (860) 297-2222. If necessary, Campus Safety may notify the appropriate office for follow-up with the student(s). Depending on the nature of the situation, the respective office may then contact the student(s) to check on their well-being and offer guidance. In some situations, it may be difficult to fully address the situation and take necessary action until the next business day. Emergency or urgent situations can be directly related to a student’s life on campus, and/or related to their home/family life.

How To Make A Referral Or Report A Concern

When completing the forms, please be as thorough, specific and objective, as possible. While anonymous reports are permitted, we strongly encourage individuals to identify themselves when submitting a referral or report. Our intervention is much more effective when the student understands the origination of the report including the name of the person sharing the concern. Submissions will be reviewed by the Dean of Students Office during normal business hours. Once received, we will acknowledge the submission and may contact you for additional information. Depending on the level of concern, submissions may receive a response within three to seven business days.

  • If you have questions or concerns, or would like to speak with a staff member regarding your concerns, please contact our office at (860) 297-2156.
  • If you are concerned about a student who is exhibiting higher-level signs of substance use, self-harm, or harm to others, please contact Campus Safety at (860) 297-2222 or the Dean of Students Office at (860) 297-2156.

iCare Wellness Referral

The student experience can be challenging, and students can sometimes find it difficult to ask for the help they need. Challenges may include, but are not limited to, homesickness, personal loss, academic concerns, mental health concerns, eating disorder, lack of engagement, or roommate conflict. Through iCare, parents/guardians, faculty, or staff can identify students in need of additional support and guidance. More importantly, students can self-identify or identify peers and issues that may need attention, guidance, or other intervention.


Community Concern Report

We encourage students, faculty, or staff who witnessed or experienced incidents which they believe have violated Trinity College policy to complete and submit a report. Incidents may include, but are not limited to: vandalism, hazing, housing violation, or misconduct by student(s) or other community member(s). 

What Happens Once A Referral Is Submitted?

  • An iCare Wellness Referral Form is submitted or a referral is made directly to an administrator. Students can complete this form for themselves if they are struggling at Trinity. Once submitted, the reporting party will receive an email receipt to confirm the submission of the referral. Based on the concern, the Dean of Students Office, may coordinate with other offices/staff/faculty/parents to reach out to the student in need. If additional information is needed, we may also reach out to the individual who submitted the referral.
  • The Dean of Students Office will formulate an appropriate response. An administrator will reach out to the student of concern offering the student a supportive conversation and some guidance on how to move forward. Depending on the concern, we may connect the student in need with other resources on campus.
  • The student will be offered the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the Health Center, the Counseling and Wellness Center, or another helpful resource.
  • If necessary, follow-up will be done with the student of concern and the reporting party.
  • If no other concerns are presented, the issue will be considered resolved.

What Happens Once A Community Concern Is Reported?

For more information about our policies and expectations, please read the Student Handbook. To learn more about the Community Standards resolution process, please refer to the Resolving Incident Reports page.

  • A concern is reported. Once submitted, the reporting party will receive an email receipt to confirm the submission of the report. Please know that you, and the community members you identify in the report, may be contacted to provide further information.
  • Depending on the concern, Campus Safety or the Dean of Students office will conduct an initial inquiry and determine the appropriate course of action, which may include a meeting with the reporting community member and the parties involved in the incident.
  • If necessary, follow-up will be done with the parties involved, including the reporting party.
  • If no other concerns are presented, the issue will be considered resolved.

Additional Reporting Methods

Medical Amnesty & Good Samaritan Policy

Trinity College values the general welfare of our students. We recognize and acknowledge that their daily decisions impact their success both in and out of the classroom. As a result, we promote a community of care, one in which students are encouraged to be attentive to the wellness, health, and safety of Trinity community members in addition to their own.

In an effort to further promote a community of care, the college encourages bystanders, and when possible, students who are facing a medical or mental health crisis due to the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs, to take responsible action and seek immediate assistance. In these instances, students are encouraged to seek assistance from Campus Safety, a Resident Advisor, a Residential Learning Coordinator – TRINsition Fellow, or other college administrators without fear of disciplinary action as outlined in Trinity’s Drug Use and Alcohol Provision and Use policies. Under appropriate circumstances, as described in the amnesty policies below, college sanctions regarding alcohol and drug use may not apply.

Please see the Student Handbook for more information on these policies.


Campus Climate Incident Response Team

​The Campus Climate Incident Response Team is a group of Trinity community members that represent each of the constituencies on campus. Comprised of students, administration, faculty, and exempt and non-exempt staff, the campus climate incident response team seeks to promote inclusion and equity through its focus on the Trinity community’s response to incidents of intolerance and other incidents that offend our highest community values.


Campus Safety

If you witnessed an incident/behavior or you have information about an incident and are unsure how to report it, please contact Campus Safety. This may include but is not limited to, information about a drug/alcohol violation, theft, a crime that has been or will be committed, a weapons violation, or any other law/policy violation. If you have immediate concerns about a threat to self or others, physical injury or safety, please call Campus Safety at (860) 297-2222.


Title IX

Compliance with Title IX is a community-wide responsibility. If you or another community member has been party to an incident involving sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, or sexual discrimination, the incident could be a violation of Title IX. We encourage all community members to report these incidents.