Respect. Engagement. Equity. Inclusion. Understanding. At Trinity University we use these five words not only to define diversity, but also community. We believe that community cannot exist without diversity and that diversity cannot be fruitful without a vibrant community.
Trinity is a place where faculty, staff and students value the interplay between community and diversity. Through conversation about ethnicity/race, socio-economic class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, body size, nationality, age and ability, this community recognizes that by expanding our minds, we allow for dialogue, discussion and growth. As a result of the diversity in our community, we seek to move beyond raising awareness to create sustainable campus change and inclusion across difference.
Thanks to its geographic location and the expertise of its faculty, Trinity's MAS initiative enriches the bilingual, bicultural campus environment, provides real-world experiences, and establishes the University as a resource and a cultural center for the broader communities of San Antonio and South Texas. MAS also seeks to increase Latino enrollment and prepare students for leadership roles in a global culture and economy.
East Asian Studies at Trinity (EAST) originated in the 1990s with a Chinese language program and has grown into a major interdisciplinary initiative. EAST is the University’s acknowledgment that our nation and people, especially our youth, must learn to think clearly and positively about Asia and recognize the certain role that Asian affairs will play in America’s future.
For first-generation or low-income students, entering college traditionally brings about extra challenges and obstacles. Trinity University is committed to making its "Allies: First-Generation, Under-represented Students" program accessible, welcoming, and supportive for all students and families involved. We define first-generation students as those whose parents or guardians did not receive a bachelor's degree, and low-income students as those who are Pell-Grant eligible.
We believe in being strong and supportive allies to our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) students. The LGBT Allies Program is designed to build a network of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support, and awareness of individuals from the LGBT community and strive to promote a welcoming and inclusive campus at Trinity University. During admissions events, look for faculty and staff allies who wear ally flag stickers.
This Center was established in 2006 by Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers. The Center provides a place where scholars from across curricular disciplines will meet, conduct research, and discuss a broad array of women and gender issues. It is located in the Coates Library.
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