The Keck Consortium consists of geology departments at 18 liberal arts colleges scattered across the United States. The main sources of funding for the Consortium come from the National Science Foundation and each of the Consortium colleges. The Consortium sponsors approximately 7 field projects each summer. For more than 20 years, the Consortium has been a valuable source of research opportunities and collaborations for Trinity students and faculty. In 2014, the Consortium was awarded a three-year grant of $550,000 by the National Science Foundation to fund collaborative faculty and student research projects on the earth sciences.
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology is a university research consortium dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the collection and distribution of seismographic data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and the verification of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
The Associated Colleges of the South is a consortium of 16 private liberal arts colleges and universities. The consortium's central office is in Atlanta, GA, while the ACS Technology Center is located at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.