Trinity University is one of the few colleges in the nation to offer a sophomore initiative program with a residential component.
Trinity's unique Sophomore College addresses specific developmental needs of sophomores while creating an exciting and fun living environment in the residence halls that currently house sophomores: Thomas, Prassel, and North. Through programming and hall activities, Sophomore College intends to establish a greater sense of support and class identity within this group of students. Trinity University adopted this initiative after reviewing results from the Upper-class Task Force Report to ensure sophomore students continue to engage in the Trinity community, are provided services that are specific to their developmental needs, and to increase retention between the sophomore and junior year.
Resident Assistants (RAs), composed of junior and senior students, live in the residence halls with sophomores to help build community, enforce policy, mentor, and contribute to all programming.
Programming in Sophomore College is focused on the following categories: Social Connections, Service, Study Abroad, Social Awareness, and Selecting a Major. Programs include small events on the floor as well as sophomore-wide events with faculty, alumni, and other University offices.