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Student Organizations

From the moment you first step foot onto campus, you will be introduced to the endless ways to step outside the classroom and your comfort zone. 

The purposes and activities of student organizations at Trinity University are to reflect and complement the institution's academic mission and its intent is to encourage each student's personal development and achievement.

View our complete list of active student organizations to find one that's right for you!

 

Types of Organizations

Registered Student Organizations: Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and Greek-lettered organizations are established by students for the purposes of the students who join these organizations. These groups with common special interests must recruit faculty or staff volunteer advisers. Adviser service need not be part of the adviser’s job description. Individual student groups may collect dues and raise additional operating funds in compliance with the University’s fundraising policy. They do not share the University's tax-exempt status. Individual student groups may request student activity fee support for one-time events and initiatives.

Fraternity and Sorority: Fraternities and sororities refer to the 13 social, Greek-lettered organizations on campus. Membership cannot be held in more than one organization at the collegiate level. These organizations are defined as single sex, selective, and fulfill the Greek pillars of leadership, scholarship, camaraderie, and service. Fraternities and sororities are required to have two alumni advisors and are strongly encouraged to have a faculty or staff advisor.

University Sponsored Organizations: University-sponsored Organizations (USOs) at Trinity University are specifically recognized by the University to advance goals aligned with the University’s mission and values or with purposes set forth in the University’s Statement on the Rights and Responsibilities of Students. Additionally, USOs have broad missions that address the needs of large groups of students. Because USOs support the University’s mission, the University hires full-time professional staff members to advise the groups and assure their sustainability over time. USO operations are funded with annual student activity fee allocations, and USOs receive tax-exempt status and legal protections based on their close relationship with the University.