Trinity in Hartford
These are the stories of Trinity College in Hartford
For all of its nearly 200-year existence, Trinity College has been both in and of Hartford. As we approach our bicentennial in 2023, we celebrate and seek to affirm and strengthen all that constitutes our most distinctive quality: Trinity’s relationship to Hartford.
Our location in a state capital that is one of the most socioeconomically, culturally, and ethnically diverse cities in the country provides students with incredible opportunities for research and hands-on learning. But Hartford is not our lab; it is our home. We contribute to the local, regional, and statewide community as individuals and as an institution. Trinity’s impact on the community is evidenced in the talent we attract and cultivate, the knowledge we advance, and the partnerships we build.
The Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) has united the college’s engagement programs to enable deeper collaboration and to strengthen connections among and between civically engaged members of the Trinity community and Greater Hartford.
To tell the full story of what it means and why it matters that Trinity is in Hartford would be to chronicle the college’s entire history. With this publication, then, we aim to merely share some highlights of that story as it exists today and to quantify aspects of our impact on Greater Hartford and the state of Connecticut. For 2020, the story of Trinity in Hartford is told in the context of a global pandemic. Over the past year, the ways we connected shifted to support public health, but our bond remained as strong as ever.