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The Order of the Tiger

Friday, August 23, 2019
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Trinity revives membership program to connect, celebrate student athletes

by Margaret Miller

At Trinity, sports aren’t just a pastime—they’re a passion. Twenty-five percent of admitted students are varsity student-athletes, while 58 percent of Trinity students participate in recreational sports. Tigers compete just as hard on the field as they work in the classroom, because being successful in sports enhances their collegiate experience.

As Trinity looks back on 150 years of history, we discovered that in November 1920, football coach James H. Goodman originally proposed that Trinity organize “The Order of the Tiger,” a membership program that would foster and maintain relationships between current and former Tigers across different sports and generations, celebrating the accomplishments of former Tigers after their time on campus. The group also voted to publish an official newsletter three times a year called "The Tiger" that would distribute the news of the organization to all the ex-lettermen. 

Trinity’s 150th Anniversary year is the ideal time to reintroduce “The Order of the Tiger,” providing a means for current and former athletes to engage with and support Trinity Athletics. The Order of the Tiger will also advance Trinity Athletics’ tradition of excellence by increasing financial support from alumni student-athletes.

All alumni student-athletes and alumni who served Trinity Athletics at the varsity level are members and will receive benefits when they become donors at any level—Starter, Captain, Champion, and Tiger Associate. 

Learn more about The Order of the Tiger here.