Trinity College is a community united in a quest for excellence in liberal arts education. Our purpose is to foster critical thinking, free the mind of parochialism and prejudice, and prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful.
As a residential college located in a city, Trinity offers extensive opportunities for combining classroom instruction with experiential learning in the city. Students expand their education through intellectual conversations and campus activities, engage with the city through internships and community service, and explore the wider world through study abroad and international initiatives. Whether they choose to study further or go on to rewarding careers, Trinity graduates learn to make a difference in the world.
The heart of Trinity's educational excellence is the close personal encounter between professor and student. This intellectual partnership opens a world of ideas and launches a life long pursuit of knowledge. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, and learn to develop effective communication and argumentation skills. Passions are ignited and they learn to draw new connections, share experiences, and become responsible citizens.
The accomplishments of Trinity College students, faculty and alumni continue to demonstrate the relevance - indeed, the necessity - of an excellent liberal arts education.