Working to Meet the Needs of Our Students.

The Student Emergency and Equity Fund (SEEF) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the division of Student Success and Enrollment Management. This initiative provides students with financial assistance for significant, unforeseen, unavoidable emergencies and unexpected expenses.

These funds are limited and are made available by generous gifts from our alumni, parent, and employee community to help ensure opportunities for our students to thrive and succeed at Trinity despite financial hardships.

This fund has proudly supported over 2,000 students since its inception with a variety of different needs and unforeseen circumstances.

Though any student may decide to apply to SEEF for their specific needs, there are many other offices that aid and support students with specific types of financial need. The SEEF committee, working with its campus partners, may refer an applicant to those resources for assistance depending on the nature of the request.

Students may apply for funds after reviewing and actively pursuing all other reasonable means of support and resources. (family, friends, other personal resources, relevant college offices and relevant state / city resources.)

Approval of emergency and equity funding is at the discretion of the Student Emergency and Equity Fund Administrator and is dependent on the eligibility of the request and availability of funds. Due to the volume of requests, students are encouraged to apply for non-emergency assistance at least two weeks in advance of deadlines and/or due dates. 

If you are unsure whether your request is appropriate for SEEF funding, please do not hesitate to apply for consideration and explain your circumstances and needs. You may also reach out to the SEEF Administrator before beginning your application for more information.

Student Emergency and Equity Fund Application

Give here to help sustain this important resource.

To make a contribution to this important fund please click on the link above and select the “other” gift designation, and then check The Student Emergency and Equity Fund from the list provided. We appreciate your generosity and support with this important project.


S.E.E.F. Administrator

Pamela Whitley AVP for DEI and Compliance

Hamlin Hall, 2nd Floor
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106