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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 OrganizationsRegistered Student Organizations (RSOs) and fraternity and sorority organizations are established by students for the purposes of the students who join these organizations. These groups with common special interests must recruit and secure faculty or staff volunteer advisors. Advisor service needs not be part of the advisor’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 Organizations: Fraternities and sororities refer to the social, Greek-lettered organizations on campus. These organizations are defined as single sex, selective, and fulfill the Greek pillars of leadership, scholarship, camaraderie, and service. Membership cannot be held in more than one organization at the collegiate level. Full membership is extended on Bid Day when potential new members sign and submit a Bid Card to accept membership into a fraternity or sorority. Members who become inactive from a Greek-lettered organization, even during the new member orientation process, may not re-enter the recruitment process any year thereafter. Fraternities and sororities are required to have two alumni advisors (one with five years or greater of alumni standing and one with under five years of alumni standing) and may choose to have a faculty or staff advisor.   

University Sponsored OrganizationsUniversity 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.