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Trinity College (Connecticut)

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Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded in 1823 as Washington College in downtown Hartford. Founded by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Brownell, it was the second college in the state of Connecticut following Yale University. The first president, Rev. Brownell, was an Episcopal bishop. Due to this fact, the college had difficultly obtaining its charter from the state because of the dominance of the Congregationalists. One of the conditions for granting the charter was that despite its Episcopal origins, the charter must prohibit imposition of religious standards on any students, faculty members, or any other member of the college. In 1845 the name was changed to Trinity College. The college originally occupied "College Hill" the current site of the state capital. In 1878, the college moved to its current 100 acre (405,000 m²) campus.

Trinity was a men's college until 1969 when the college became coeducational.

The college mascot is the Bantam.

Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference or NESCAC.

The Trinity Men's Squash Team have held the CSA Potter's Cup National Championship title for seven consecutive years (1999 - 2005).

The catalytic converter was invented at Trinity College.

Super glue was invented at Trinity College by Vernon Krieble.


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Famous Alumni

Fraternities and Sororities

Officially, approximately 18% of the student body is affiliated with a greek organization. During the 1990s, under pressure from the college administration, many of the single-sex fraternities and sororities merged and formed co-educational greek organizations. Among those currently on campus are:

St. Anthony Hall (Delta Psi). The Epsilon chapter at Trinity was established in 1850.

Alpha Delta Phi, Cleo of Alpha Chi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Nu, Alpha Chi Rho (Crow), Sigma Psi

Several other greek organizations, while occupied by students, are not officially affiliated with the school. They include...

Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). The Epsilon Alpha chapter was established in 1953. (not officially affiliated with the school)

Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Cultural Organizations

Trinity has many differnt cultural organizations on campus. They include:

The Asian American Student Association (AASA), The Caribbean Students’ Association (CSA), Encouraging Respect of Sexualities (EROS), The French Club, The German Club, Hillel, IMANI, The International Student Organization (ISO), The Italian Club, La Voz Latina (LVL), The Multicultural Affairs Council (MAC), MOCA (Men of Color Association), The Polish Club, The Portuguese Club, The Russian Club, The Spanish Club, The Trinity College Black Women’s Organization (TCBWO), and The Venetian Club.

Dorms

Trinity college houses its students in 25 dorms organized into 4 areas. Each area has an Area Coordinator, who is responsible for administering the area.

  • Area 1
    • Stowe
    • Clemens
    • Anadama
    • Wiggins
    • Little
    • Frohmen-Robb
  • Area 2:
    • Summit Suites
    • Jackson
    • Smith
    • Wheaton
    • Funston
    • Jones -It is located between Elton Hall, McCook Hall, Mather Hall, and Jackson Dormitory.
    • Elton
  • Area 3:
    • Jarvis,
    • Northam Towers,
    • Cook,
    • Goodwin-Woodward
  • Area 4:
    • Boardwalk,
    • Park-Place,
    • Vernon,
    • High Rise,
    • North Campus,
    • Hansen,
    • Doonesbury,
    • Ogilby

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