The Trinity University Residential Life educational programming model, based on Baxter Magolda's Learning Partnerships Model, seeks to encourage first year students to Discover who they are, Grow as individuals, and Become authors of their own lives through investigation of the following questions:
DISCOVER ... Who am I? How is thriving in college different than living at home?
GROW ... How is my identity changing? Where do I want to connect on campus? Who do I care about? What do I care about?
BECOME ... Who do I want to be when I leave college? How am I going to get there? What interests me? What excites me?
To strengthen the relationship between resident and Resident Mentors (RMs), Residential Life's D.G.B. Model combines hall activities, Conversations of Care, passive programs and community building. Hall activities address the transition of new students to the Trinity community, alcohol education, strategies for attaining academic excellence, and the exploration of identity. Conversations of Care support the development of an individual relationship between a resident and his or her RM, while community building seeks to develop a strong and dynamic community on the residence hall, in the residence building, and across the first year area.