HOPE Hall

HOPE Hall serves beyond the borders of campus in order to discover how we might best impact a lifestyle different than our own.  We strive for excellence as we represent Trinity in the community. We treat individuals in HOPE Hall and the community with compassion and respect, celebrating their talents and strengths, all while cultivating a community within HOPE Hall, Trinity, and San Antonio.  

What is HOPE Hall?
HOPE Hall is a student-created mixed upper-class and first-year student living community.  In this hall, students develop a special sense of community with their classmates through service learning, volunteering in the San Antonio community for a minimum of two hours per week. Residents of HOPE Hall also benefit from bi-weekly meetings which often feature off-campus speakers from community partners. 

HOPE Hall's CORE Values 

  • Community within the hall
  • Outreach to involve Trinity in the community
  • Relationships through service
  • Education through academic lectures, discussions, projects, and reflection.

The Service Umbrella - areas for engagement
Trinty University offers a multitude of service opportunities.  Focusing some under these areas may help bring cohesion to campus efforts.

  • Shelter
  • Health
  • Hunger
  • Education
  • Public policy

Academics and Service
In the Community
Service Projects: Each student chooses a service project that focuses on the issue of homelessness.
Service Groups: Students serve at HOPE Hall community partners in groups which include an upperclassman mentor.

Click here to access a map of the HOPE Hall community partners. 

In the Classroom 
Incorporation: Service experiences within the community provide new insights and perspectives through which to view the Trinity academic experience.