Here are a few of our initiatives and progress to date:

Creating a First-Choice College

  • Faculty have designed a new curriculum for the bicentennial;
  • Trinity was named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars for 2019-20;
  • New Academic Advising Center created, staffed by team of faculty fellows;
  • New one-year program in Public Policy, including Graduate Certificate in Urban Planning;
  • Percentages of international students (15%) and first-generation students (15.8%) at/near all-time highs;
  • First-year retention rate on the rise at 90%; average GPA for first-year students has also increased;
  • 78% of students participate in an internship — an increase of 13% in five years;
  • More than 95% of graduating students employed, in graduate school, or engaged in full-time military or public service within six months of graduating from Trinity;
  • Bantam Network for first-year students expanded to include new Residential Learning Communities;
  • Comprehensive wellness programs for students — Bantams in Balance — launched;
  • Provided required sexual harassment prevention and education training and introduced diversity, equity, and inclusion orientation sessions for all first-year students;
  • Implementing required DiversityEdu training for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and strategies into staff recruitment and hiring;
  • New Campus Climate Task Force launched;
  • Special Opportunity Hires initiative announced for 18 faculty positions over three years.

Connecting to Hartford and the World

  • Trinity created Liberal Arts Action Lab, part of the new Center for Hartford Engagement and Research;
  • Exclusive liberal arts partnership with global technology firm Infosys, with new joint program in Business Analysis for Digital Transformation and Trinity students participating in InStep, the top-ranked internship program in the world; and new Tech-Edge program launched for undergraduate liberal arts students in technology and innovation;
  • Forward-thinking partnership with Hartford HealthCare, providing cutting-edge student health and athletic training/ sports medicine;
  • Startup accelerator for digital health set to open at Trinity’s new downtown innovation hub, in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare and UCONN Business;
  • “Home tuition” model now offers all Trinity students access to global study, regardless of need;
  • New global partnerships with Rikkyo University in Japan and the University of Vienna;
  • Forty-two first-year students began their Trinity careers in China through expanded partnership with Fudan University;
  • Trinity in Hartford story shared widely across all audiences, including with new publication and website.

Building a Sustainable Future

  • College’s first sustainability coordinator, and new initiatives such as a campus composting program;
  • 1.4-megawatt fuel cell installed on campus, generating 40% of the college’s electricity and steam heat;
  • Almost $65 million spent over the last five year on construction, renovation, and infrastructure improvements, including new athletic fields, the Crescent Center for Arts and Neuroscience, the Gruss Music Center; and deferred maintenance;
  • Balanced annual budgets and five-year dynamic financial modeling;
  • More than 500 new donors and 100 new alumni class agent volunteers last year;
  • $30.9 million raised in FY20, including a 13 percent increase in Trinity College Fund dollars raised;
  • Pandemic-related pivot to alumni engagement included launch of the Virtual Long Walk—which has seen nearly 60,000 unique pageviews since April—and increased participation in the Bantam Career Network, where 2,000 alumni have now registered.