Diversity

Location
Hartford, CT
Undergrads
2,236
Tuition
$43,570
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Senior

Diversity: Campus atmosphere in regards to inclusiveness for international, LGBT, & minority students is on an upward trend. The homogeneity of Trinity seems to be on the outs.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is no diversity at Trinity. Most students are white and affluent and minority students tend to stick together and are not a huge part of the campus identity. At the end of the year there was a protest against Chartwells, the food provider at Trinity, that was largely lead by minority students and it was obvious that many of the white students felt uncomfortable being a part of the protests and could be heard saying they just wanted to get their food and not have to listen to what the protestors were saying.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Trinity tries way too hard to make it more diverse.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Absolutely no diversity on campus. Recently rated one of the most racist colleges in America.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Many students from Trinity do come from high-socioeconomic backgrounds, there is no beating around the bush with that. However most students are not flashy and Trinity is definitely progressing towards a more diverse campus with their new initiatives.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Clark Unkovic
Major
Creative Writing/Classical Civilization
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The general consensus of Trinity students is that there is some diversity on campus, but that there is not much interaction between ethnic and cultural groups. The majority of Trinity students seem to be from the upper-middle class, white, and American. However, the cultural clubs really are relatively active around campus. Associations like AASA, nominally for Asian-Americans, welcome members from every background and often have culturally themed get-togethers during the weeknights that are fun for a study break.

Problems like racial profiling by Campus Safety officers and a lack of interaction between students of different backgrounds have been talked about a lot recently. While these are horrible situations that should not exist in the first place, the fact that they are being aired so much in the open does prove that the real majority of Trinity students are those who are concerned about these trends and eager to see them end.

Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
7%
International
7%
Native American
0%
White
63%
Unknown
8%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
83%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 45%
20-21: 46%
22-24: 7%
25+: 0%
Female Faculty
41%
Male Faculty
59%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Trinity is, for the most part, a tolerant community. EROS is a Trinity club open to any student interested in GLTB rights issues
Political Activity
Democrats and liberal Republicans seem to be about evenly matched on Trinity's campus. Most students vote in the elections, and a good amount attend debates beforehand to learn about the different candidates for Student Government positions and their ideas for the school.
Economic Status
Most students at Trinity seem to be from upper- or upper-middle-class families.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Sample AASA [the Asian American Students Association] – hosts several parties and cultural events a year in an attempt to further students understanding of Asian cultures. It offers kitchen-use and weekly get-togethers for its members. Its members are of all different backgrounds. www.trincoll.edu/orgs/aasa

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 33 responses

  • 9% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 15% Conservative
  • 27% Moderate
  • 24% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 34% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 19% Not sure
  • 0% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 33 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 33 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 33 responses

  • 15% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 21% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 55% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 9% Very accepting.

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