Becoming a member of a Greek letter organization at Trinity College provides a number of rewarding experiences and lifetime opportunities for friendship, service to the community, leadership, and scholarship. The Office of Campus Life at Trinity College works to support fourteen recognized Greek letter organizations and their student leaders achieve success under the following set of common principles and goals:
- Lifelong Connections. Encouraging positive social interaction among members, facilitating continuity and evolution of the organization, honoring and developing constructive traditions, and connecting with active alumni mentors and resources.
- Diversity and Inclusion. Treating all members of the Greek and greater Trinity community fairly, welcoming students of all backgrounds, collaborating with other student organizations (both inside and outside of Greek Life), encouraging expression of various beliefs/backgrounds within groups, and promoting discovery of new perspectives.
- Scholarship. Promoting the development of our students to be bold and independent thinkers by fostering connections between academics and the broader world through dialogue, idea exchange and transformative interactions.
- Philanthropy. Encouraging a lifelong commitment to service by contributing to greater global awarenessand positive social change, and engaging in direct service at Trinity and in surrounding Hartford community.
- Accountability. Instilling pride and responsibility for the organizations’ actions, upholding a clear mission as it relates to the college and organization, providing consistent expectations, and promoting opportunities for learning. This also includes promotion of Title IX and bystander efforts as it relates to fostering a safe campus culture.
Regardless of the Greek letter organization a student may choose, becoming a member provides a number of experiences that help students engage in the community and prepare for life after college. Trinity’s Greek community invites all students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority to participate in the membership recruitment or membership intake process. Dates of these events will be posted prior to the start of each semester on our website.