If you have an emergency or urgent situation, please call Campus Safety for assistance (860) 297-2222.

Trinity College promotes a community of care, one characterized by dignity, civility, respect, and integrity for self and others. All members of our community have a responsibility to foster the well-being and safety of our community. 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 Office of Student and Community during normal business hours. Once received, we will acknowledge the submission and may contact the reporter 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.
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Community Care and Wellness Referral

When facing challenges/struggles, students can sometimes find it difficult to ask for help. The Community Care and Wellness Referral can be used to refer a student in need of guidance or other intervention, to the Office of Student and Community Life.

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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 Community Concern Report. 

The Reporting Process

Who Can Submit A Community Care and Wellness Referral?

Students can submit a Community Care and Wellness Referral to self-refer or refer peers they believe may need support, guidance, or other interventionsParents/guardians, staff, or faculty can can submit a Community Care and Wellness Referral to refer students they believe are in need of support, guidance, or other interventions.

Challenges/struggles may include, but are not limited to: homesickness, personal loss, academic concerns, mental health concerns, eating disorder, lack of engagement, or roommate conflict. 

What Happens Once A Community Care and Wellness Referral Is Submitted?
  • Once a Community Care and Wellness Referral is submitted, the reporting party will receive an email receipt to confirm the submission of the referral. Based on the concern, the Office of Student and Community Life, 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 Office of Student and Community Life 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.
Who Can Submit A Community Concern Report?

Students, staff, or faculty who witnessed or experienced incidents that cause them grave concern and 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 carried out by student(s), other community member(s), or visiting guests

What Happens Once A Community Concern Is Reported?
  • Once a concern is reported, the reporting party will receive an email receipt to confirm the submission of the report. Please know that you, and the community member(s) you identify in the report, may be contacted to provide further information.
  • Depending on the concern, Campus Safety or the Office of Student and Community Life 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.

For more information about our policies and expectations, please read the Student Handbook and visit the Community Standards Resolution Process page to learn more about our resolution process.

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.