Rather than a designated office, Trinity Parent and Family Programs is a constellation of services, programs, and resources in place to connect families to the University. The offices of Admissions, Alumni/Parent Giving and Engagement, Career Services, Dean of Students, Marketing & Communications, and Student Involvement comprise the Parent Relations and Communications Committee. This committee works collaboratively to develop and execute various family and parent programs.
As a result of a 2016 Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) professional standards review, a committee was created to examine the following: ensuring that communications are varied and accessible; discuss diversity and inclusion as a standing Parent Council committee; ensure the use of inclusive language in communications; explore the creation of more events; and to seek involvement in the development of the vacant diversity position.
For our purposes, diversity is defined broadly to include culture, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sex, and gender. The reasons for this recommendation are as follows: