What is TDC
TDC is a university-sponsored organization (USO) made up of students who care about diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives on campus. Not only do we work with organizations to educate students about current events and social justice issues but we also work with administrators to create structural changes that will outlast our members and improve campus life overall.
We serve as a resource to cultural, religious, or otherwise marginalized organizations and groups while also finding ways to connect with the San Antonio community.
Why is TDC important?
TDC is the only organization on campus that centers our mission on creating change for all marginalized groups! Our goal is to make Trinity a home for all students, and we do this by creating community across campus. Finally, because Trinity is a place of growth and learning, TDC fosters this attitude regarding sensitive topics about diversity, inclusion and equity.
Learn how to get involved and become a member.
Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) consists of individuals who are passionate about social justice! Our leadership team and membership is made up of unique identities, diverse backgrounds, and a variety of majors.
Come learn more about TDC and different social justice issues at our events!
Meet the 2020 Officers:
President - Gabriella Garriga
Vice President - Jenna Ashworth
PR Director - Sandra Nguyen
Secretary - Joy Patterson
Treasurer - Helen Liang
Advisor - Becca Burt
Interested in being a part of the board?
Interested in applying to the TDC Board?
Applications are available each March for members to be selected for the following academic year. Interviews are offered to the top applicants.
- TDC President is selected by the outgoing President and the Advisor.
- All other positions are selected by the incoming President and the Advisor.
In order to promote our mission, we host interactive events and dialogues for students, staff and faculty.
Every month, TDC hosts diversity dialogues where members of the Trinity community can come together to discuss and learn about topics pertaining to social justice and inclusion. Past dialogue topics have included: "How to be an ally", "Anti-Blackness in the south Asian community" and "Iran Dialogue: What's up with the WWIII memes?"
Along with our dialogues, TDC also hosts a collaboration every month with fellow student organizations! Past collaborations have included a dialogue about Palestine with the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Primavera Fest with Trinity University Latino Association (TULA), and a lecture about whiteness outdoors followed by a day hike with Outdoor Recreation (OREC).
Friendsgiving is TDC's take on Thanksgiving that includes food from local vendors all over San Antonio. Students across campus are invited to celebrate friendship and diversity as we eat food from cultures all over the world!
Every year, TDC collaborates with the Diversity and Inclusion Office in getting Trinity students to join in celebrating MLK's legacy in San Antonio's annual MLK March (the largest one in America)! We direct students throughout the march and assist in educating students about its historic significance.
Spoken Word with BSU
To celebrate Black History Month, TDC works with BSU in creating a spoken word event where poets from all over San Antonio and student poets showcase their work while enjoying food from local vendors!
Diversity Week is TDC's busiest time of the year! Every April, TDC puts on a week of programming (which includes movie screenings, dialogues and interactive events) to celebrate diversity and inclusion which culminates in Taste of Diversity!
Taste of Diversity
Taste of Diversity is TDC's biggest event of the year! Every cultural organization participates in bringing food that represents their identity to create a giant potluck hosted on the Coates Esplanade! Student musicians also showcase their talents as the entire student body celebrates diversity and inclusion!