TRINITY UNIVERSITY IS

celebrating human inquiry.

Support for the liberal arts has never been more important. As we see our way forward into a post-pandemic world, the human challenges are immense. Trinity students, faculty, staff, and alumni are committed to playing a transformative role in this new future.

Celebrate with us!

TRINITY UNIVERSITY IS

inspiring curious, confident, creative minds.

Just the right angle, with just the right lens: Trinity is advancing interdisciplinary approaches to academic and student life that instill an innate desire to learn, grow, and explore.

TWO DISCIPLINES, ONE GOAL

Caelia Marshall ’23, a neuroscience major and music minor, wants to use her Trinity education to achieve groundbreaking work in Alzheimers and dementia music therapy.

"In my neuroethics course, I’m really enjoying the whole 'ethics behind the brain' angle—it’s both humanitarian and science issues that come together."

Read Caelia's Story

Caelia Marshall sings with sheet music on a music stand in a faculty rehearsal space

Find inspiration in their creativity.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY IS

connecting across disciplines and differences.

In the spirit of building bridges, creating networks, and sharing synergies, Trinity explores connections through fundamental principles of the liberal arts. As we strive to connect with liberal arts institutions across the nation, we recognize that individually, our missions are meaningful—but taken together, our work has the potential to change the world.

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foundational values

Perpetual discovery, enduring excellence, and intentional inclusion propel ongoing efforts in inclusive excellence.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

140+

countries across
6 continents

Students and faculty have taken their studies abroad for more than 120 years.

Center for International Engagement

1,600+

students complete 120,000+ hours of community service annually

With recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Community Service


See these connections work.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY IS

answering questions and questioning answers.

It’s the foundation of the liberal arts: The ability to pair creative problem solving with an open book of theories and questions. From the micro to the macro, Trinity Tigers eagerly explore solutions for the world’s ‘how’s and ‘why’s—and relish seeking answers to questions that have yet to be asked.

Bethany Strunk looks at petri dishes with a student in her lab

THE PERFECT FIT

Biology professor Bethany Strunk, Ph.D., received the 2021 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award for her research into Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease.

"Trinity has been the perfect fit for developing this research: My energy comes from working with students. The undergraduates here are operating like graduate students. We are having fun doing something that is impactful at the same time."

Read Dr. Strunk's Story

What questions are we asking?

Trinity women play field hockey circa 1980
Game, Set, Past

Mellon Initiative student, faculty, and alumni research shines light on the history of Trinity women's athletics. 

Hrbek (center) looks at a dual monitor while two students look on
Complex Discovery

For biology professor who described new species, discovery and conservation go hand-in-hand.

 

What questions do YOU want to ask US?

Wondering what makes the liberal arts innovative and interdisciplinary at Trinity? Curious how we support and develop students and faculty through intentional academic investment?

Ask away!

Email LiberalArts@trinity.edu with your questions (or answers!).

TRINITY UNIVERSITY IS

empowering lives of meaning and purpose.

Through our experiential exploration of the liberal arts, Trinity University cultivates a community of lifelong learners driven by a sense of duty to each other and to the world. Backed by the University’s unwavering commitment to interdisciplinary growth and discovery, Trinity students become leaders, mentors, problem solvers, and change makers ready to forge their own paths—today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Plato's "Five Dialogues" lays on top of a Trinity folder and a hand-written essay

AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE

What does it mean to be human? For one class of Trinity philosophy students that pairs 15 Tigers with 15 incarcerated scholars, this question is generating some unexpected answers.

"When I found myself challenging what I believed in, that’s when I realized how grateful I was to have the chance to see that the people learning beside us are three-dimensional."

Read "A Classroom on the Inside"

Living and breathing meaning and purpose.

Nationally Recognized for Educational Excellence

 

 
#55

in the Nation

Best Liberal Arts Colleges

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

 

#31

in the Nation

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America

Niche, 2023

 

#38

in the Nation

Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education, 2022

Rankings and Value