Understanding the relationship between parents of students and Trinity University.
We are student-centered. While parents play an integral role in the lives of their children, our mission is the education of our students in and out of the classroom. We prefer to communicate and deal directly with students as much as possible. This allows students to learn to manage their own problems and affairs as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Parents are encouraged to help students think critically and formulate plans of action, but students should take action on those issues.
We hope to work with parents as partners in helping students succeed at Trinity University. Though students are expected to manage their own issues, sometimes parents have concerns that need to be checked out with a professional staff member. We will be a sounding board and resource, helping with issues such as family emergencies, sudden lack of contact, student anxiety, and more. Staff will not routinely contact parents about things such as conduct, grades, class attendance, or health and psychological crises unless there are elevated concerns about issues affecting a student's well-being or opportunity for success.
We strive to communicate in broad ways with parents of our students. In addition to the parent orientation session and reception in August, Trinity hosts family weekends during both the fall and spring. All parents are encouraged to subscribe to the TrinitE Parent electronic newsletter and the interactive parent-to-parent listserv ParentTalk. All Trinity parents also receive the summer newsletter for parents of new students.
Parents, family members, and guardians of Trinity University students are invited to subscribe to regular electronic newsletters from Trinity University.
To participate, simply sign-up here
Please note that this is a University publication that is different than the interactive listserv “ParentTalk.”
Subscribers will be able to unsubscribe at any time.
Questions? Contact the Dean of Students office at 210-999-8843 or e-mail dtuttle [at] trinity.edu.
The Trinity Parent Perspective is written by and for parents, most of whom have students who have attended or are currently enrolled in Trinity, or those who love Trinity and know a thing or two about college life. Because we've been where you are, we will try to answer questions from other parents - particularly parents of prospective students at Trinity University - to be a helpful resource.
Go to the TU Parents Facebook page to gain insight on the unique parent perspective. There are approximately 400 parents on this virtual network, all poised to answer questions, offer advice, commiserate, pose questions to others, occasionally complain, and share in the experiences of their trinity students. The page is loosely moderated by the dean of students. Other staff member participate as well.
Since your son or daughter is entering Trinity, you might think you've mastered the art of the college search. You've done well, since you are sending your child here. But wait. Is there another student at home who is in high school? You might be wondering what role you could play in that student's college search. Isn't each child different?
The Trinity Parent Perspective is written by and for parents, most of whom have students who have attended or are currently enrolled in Trinity, or those who love Trinity and know a thing or two about college life. The authors try to answer questions from other parents - particularly parents of prospective students at Trinity University - to be a helpful resource. Past topics have covered the idea of college fit, campus safety, and the concept of joining a sorority or fraternity? Maybe you, as a Trinity parent, have some thoughts you'd like to share. Contributors are welcome.
For starters, please subscribe to this blog by signing up for future e-mails on the front page in the box that says,"Follow by E-mail." Then you can stay tuned for more tips as you navigate the exciting world of college through the eyes of parents.
Problems or questions?
Please contact the Dean of Students at dtuttle [at] trinity.edu