Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is rooted in Trinity’s value of Intentional Inclusion. Programs and initiatives happen across campus through student groups, academic departments, and offices that will help our community grow, listen, and act with a sense of radical empathy. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads several key programs.
Social Justice Peer Education Program
The Social Justice Peer Education Team engages undergraduate students as peer educators on the outcomes of diversity, inclusion, identity, social justice, and leadership. Peer educators are trained on an ongoing basis to facilitate a variety of workshops for campus partners and student organizations on behalf of the Trinity University Diversity and Inclusion Office.
First Generation Underrepresented Students (FGUS) Program
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.
Grill & Chill
The Diversity and Inclusion Office kicks off the Fall semester with it's annual DIO Grill & Chill. This is a great opportunity to socialize, eat great food, dance, and connect with others who represent cultural organizations and other diversity efforts at Trinity University. Also come learn about what the Diversity and Inclusion has to offer and how you can get involved.
Martin Luther King Jr. Week
Annually, Trinity University honors the late Martin Luther King Jr. with a public lecture and participation in a San Antonio march commemorating the slain civil rights leader.
City of San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. March
An annual tradition, around 300 Trinity University community members composed of students, faculty, staff, and alumni join the City of San Antonio to participate in one of the largest MLK Marches in the country.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture
Trinity University and San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission's annual MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture features speakers who honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their commitment to racial and social justice.
The Diversity and Inclusion Office hosts its annual Solidarity Summit! This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together and be in solidarity of one another. Although the word solidarity is a noun, solidarity should be seen as a verb. An act of coming together and supporting one another as an ally. This is a wonderful chance to learn about issues in social justice and attend workshops that cover allyship, poetry as resistance, and more!